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Remmert Funeral Home

521 East Washington Street, East Peoria, IL

OBITUARY

William "Bill" Taghan Jr.

January 15, 1934September 7, 2019
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Peoria Heights – William “Bill” Taghan, Jr., 85, of Peoria Heights, passed away at 11:43 a.m. Saturday, September 7, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on January 15, 1934 in Peoria, a son of William H., Sr. and Elizabeth (Uhauss) Taghan. Bill married Sondra Mixell on March 19, 1960 in Peoria, she survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Randy (fiancé Jennifer Elliott) Taghan of Peoria, Jerry (Janet) Taghan of St. Petersburg, FL, Danny (Diann) Taghan of Peoria, and Denny Taghan of O’Fallon, MO; 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Nancy Taghan of McNairy, TN and Kay Taghan of Peoria; four brothers, Eugene (Donna) Taghan of East Peoria, Mike Taghan and James (Sharon) Taghan both of Washington, and Archie (Pat) Taghan of Lehigh Acres, FL; and several nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, George, Norman, Johnny, and Willie; and two sisters, Susie and Shirley. Bill was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the 101st Airborne Division.

He worked as a painter for Toledo, Peoria & Western Railroad for 20 years. He previously served as president of the TP & W Local #769 for many years.

Bill and Sondra attended Northwoods Community Church in Peoria, where his funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 12, 2019. Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. also at the church. Burial will take place in Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.

Memorials may be made to Peoria Heights Fire Department.

Online condolences may be made to the family in Bill’s name at www.remmertfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • William H. Taghan Sr., Father
  • Elizabeth (Uhauss) Taghan, Mother
  • Sondra Mixell Taghan, Wife
  • Randy (Fiance Jennifer Elliott) Taghan, Son
  • Jerry (Janet) Taghan, Son
  • Danny (Diann) Taghan, Son
  • Denny Taghan, Son
  • ~ Eleven ~, Grandchildren
  • Nancy Taghan, Sister
  • Kay Taghan, Sister
  • Eugene (Donna) Taghan, Brother
  • Mike Taghan, Brother
  • James (Sharon) Taghan, Brother
  • Archie (Pat) Taghan, Brother
  • ~ Several ~, Nieces and Nephews
  • Bill was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, George, Norman, Johnny, and Willie; and two sisters, Susie and Shirley.
  • DONATIONS

  • Peoria Heights Fire Department

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, September 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 12, 2019

Memories

William "Bill" Taghan Jr.

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Vivian Lauriano

September 9, 2019

I was their neighbor for 5 years and during that time I became very close to William AKA"pops"and Sondra he enjoyed his nickname and I love to see his smile when I call him that I enjoyed taking meals to them and talking to them and checking on them I miss not being living next to them with my parents being gone they were like surrogate parents I went to them for advice and for that feeling of being loved and cared for was never far away from me when they were next door or just blocks away you truly are going to be missed pops until we meet again rest in peace

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