William F. Comstock

October 26, 1932November 20, 2020

PEKIN ~ William F. Comstock, 88, of Pekin, passed away at 2:48 a.m. Friday, November 20, 2020 at UnityPoint Health in Pekin.

Born October 26, 1932 in Pekin, he was the son of Elizabeth C. Comstock. He married Lorraine Margaret Helman on September 28, 1951 in Pekin. She died July 14, 2016 in Pekin. He also was preceded in death by his mother; one grandson, Tyler Steven Sullivan on November 9, 2010 in Peoria; his step-father, Kenneth Lenington and one brother, Kenneth Lenington.

Surviving are one daughter, Cynthia A. “Cindy” (Larry) Clark of Morton; two sons, William J. (Johl) Comstock and Robert A. (Naomi) Comstock, both of Pekin; eight grandchildren, Tom (Stephanie) Sullivan, Tim (Lindsay) Sullivan, Cody (Lindsey) Comstock, Courtney (Brian) Draher, Connor Comstock, Allie Comstock, Paul Flores and Alan Comstock, all of Pekin and nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters; one brother, Edgar V. (Jean) Lenington of Shelton, Washington and two sisters, Joylene M. “Joye” Eertmoed and Catherine “Cathy” (Michael) Englebrecht, both of Pekin. He also leaves a granddaughter-in-law, Nicole Sullivan and a sister-in-law, Ruth Lenington of Richland, Mississippi.

He was a United States Marine Corps. Veteran of the Korean War, attaining the rank of Sergeant.

Bill was a sheet metal worker for 40 years through Sheet Metal Union Local #1 in Peoria.

Bill was a member of William Schaefer American Legion Post 44 in Pekin and was a member and past commandant of the Marine Corps League. He also was a past district commandant of the State of Illinois. He served as a former Pekin Township Trustee from 1981 to 1985.

He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Pekin.

His private funeral services and visitation will be held Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Pastor Eric N. Swanson will officiate. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin, with military rites accorded by the United States Marine Corps.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 601 North 4th Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Denise Biagini

November 24, 2020

Cindy, Bill, Bob and families-We know you’ll miss Bill greatly. He’s irreplaceable but also unforgettable! Who can forget Bill bellowing at you boys from the front porch?! It was a blast growing up next to you all, so many great memories. The truth is your dad had a HUGE heart! You three and your families meant the world to him. Take pride in knowing that. Love you guys! Denise

George Andrae

November 24, 2020

Our condolences from my family to your family. He was a great man!

Ed & Aimee Tarpley

November 24, 2020

Cindy & family so sorry for your loss , praying for you all at this difficult time ! Semper Fi my brother !

claire and ron maquet

November 22, 2020

We were sorry to hear about Bill's passing. Ron has fun memories of them working together. You have our sympathy.

Kim Maquet

November 21, 2020

I Am So Sorry To Hear Of Bill's Passing. May the Comfort Of Family And Friends Help You Through this Difficult Time. Hugs.

Al Harms

November 21, 2020

I worked with Bill for about 10 years. He was generous in sharing his skills. I always enjoyed his sense of humor and being in his company. There were few people I respected as much as I did Bill. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Nancy (Stark) Hangartner

November 21, 2020

My deepest sympathies to you and your family. May you be blessed with comfort and peace in the days ahead my friend.

Ray and Donna Rabus

November 20, 2020

Bill and Bob, we are so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Ray and I spent three months in Florida a few years ago and were very happy to see your Mom and Dad at that time and spend enjoyable time with them. May your Dad Rest In Peace.

Scott and Linda Shreffler

November 20, 2020

Our condolences to the family. The few times we were around him he seemed like a very nice man.

Laura Hardman

November 20, 2020

It was a honor and pleasure to have known and worked for him. I always enjoyed our visits and just talking of the past. My prayers and sympathy goes to the family and all that had the pleasure to know Bill. Rest In Peace. 🙏


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