OBITUARY

William D. Morrow

April 28, 1934February 8, 2021

William D. Morrow, 86, always wanted to leave this earth after he birdied the 18th hole, but instead he passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 8, 2021. He was preceded in death by his bride of 60 years, Janice, the love of his life. He will be sorely missed by his children Jill (Lyle) Mikolajewski, Bill (Leslie) Morrow, Bob (Cindy) Morrow & Tom (Dawn) Morrow, 10 Grandchildren, Amanda, Nicholas, Nicole, Lisa, Kristina, Kellie, Danielle, Jennifer, Jeffrey, Jessica, 5 Great-Grandchildren and countless friends, nieces & nephews.

He lived life with great zest and abandon! A long time Lisle resident, they also enjoyed their retirement years in Lady Lake, FL before moving back to the area. Bill had an amazing work ethic, both as a butcher and later as a truck driver. At Hinsdale High School, he was a star football & baseball player. He never met a stranger, was the life of any party, an ace practical joker and considered rules only vague guidelines! Known as 'the Salsa Critic,' he loved a good party, listening to country music and watching the Cubbies or old westerns. “Walleye Willie” loved to fish and was an avid golfer with 3 hole-in-ones to his credit! He passed along his love of the great Northwoods and the National Parks out West onto his family with many vacations in their Jayco camper! He also enjoyed many trips to Jamaica with his beloved Jan. Once through the Pearly Gates, he will be anxious to light up a Pall Mall, grab a toddy (don't skimp on the ice!) and find his dancing partner Jan. He will no doubt be looking for a party with those he has dearly missed, where he can stir up some heavenly shenanigans!

Due to the current COVID restrictions, a celebration of life will be planned for a later date.

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Kristina Marie Morrow

February 19, 2021

I love you Grandpa!! Moving lawns with you as a child, as well as all the trips to Florida, will always be my favorite memories!!

Kimberly Springstroh Beavers

February 19, 2021

Uncle Bill was a genuine person who would "tell it like it is". I am so glad I got to know him better these last couple of years. He was rarely at a loss for words and enjoyed talking about the several sports he participated in and excelled at during his school years. He loved his family with all his heart, but I know he is so happy to be with his beloved wife again. He will be missed!

Julie Wagner

February 19, 2021

Mr. Morrow was such a sweetheart. When I worked at Economy Foods when he was the butcher, he always walked me to my car if it was dark. This lovely man was old fashioned sweet to ladies. I’m sure Our Lord welcomed you with open arms!

Larry Modaff

February 19, 2021

On behalf of the Modaff family, let me pass on condolences to the Morrows. Most of my memories of "Mr. Morrow" include his passion for playing and coaching baseball back in the day. The smile was infectious, his voice got your attention(!), and his energy and humor were always prevalent. Plus, back then, every dad in the neighborhood could play "dad" for all the kids if they ever got out of line! When I'd run into him later in life, he'd always remember my name and/or the position I played. ;)

Again, condolences to the Morrows and I wish you all a heaping helping of fond memories and peace. Larry Modaff

Danielle Morrow

February 19, 2021

I will miss my grandpa, my “poppy” forever. I have two favorite memories of him. He lost his thumb in a factory when he was young. When I was ~6, a friend came over and asked Poppy where his thumb was. He convinced my friend that he needed $20 to buy a new one. My friend’s father came stomping down the street wondering what strange person was asking his child for money to buy a new thumb! We all had a big laugh.

When I was ~12 our family went to visit grandma and Poppy at their home in Florida. Poppy told grandma that he was trying to quit smoking, and decided to take my sister and I for a ride on the golf cart. We drove around for a few minutes and then he asked me to take the wheel while I was sitting in the passenger seat. He asked me to drive so he could light up, and told us “don’t tell grandma!” Me being 12 and never driven before (let alone from the passenger seat), came very close to hitting a mailbox! I’ll always remember my first eventful time behind the wheel, and all the funny moments we had together.

Jamie and Larry Corcoran

February 19, 2021

To all the Morrow family,
Larry and I spent many years with "pooch" and Jan while they lived in lady lake. Whether we did indoor golf in the winter or had a couple "totties for the body" most other times, Bill and Jan were our favorite friends.
Glad they got to spend their final years back home with y'all. We will miss them always ,
Love you guys so much, Jamie & Larry

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