William "Bill" Paul Schramm

August 12, 1962January 11, 2021

PEKIN ~ William Paul “Bill” Schramm, 58, of Pekin, passed away at 6:49 p.m. Monday, January 11, 2021 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria.

Born August 12, 1962 in Pekin to Paul Louis and Elvira Dorothy (McKlusky) Schramm, he married Rachael L. Willeford on February 15, 2020 in Pekin. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Blaze W. Schramm of Pekin; two stepsons, Nick (Angela) Berry of Pekin and Jacob (Kayla) Lloyd of Secor; two stepdaughters, Samantha Berry of Pekin and Darienne (Nate) Cissel of Manito; five grandchildren, Chase Collins, Colby Berry, Harper Berry, Haven Cissel and Devina Cissel; two sisters, Nancy Campbell of Decatur, Alabama and Sandy Schramm of Pekin and many nieces and nephews.

He was a 1980 graduate of Pekin Community High School.

Bill formerly owned and operated Car Cosmetics in Pekin for more than 25 years. He last worked as a custodian in 2020 for the East Peoria Grade School District for 8 years.

He enjoyed meeting his friends for a Chicago Bears game and drinking a cold beer. He also enjoyed camping, golfing, playing hockey and riding motorcycles and jet skis.

Bill was a member of Pekin Moose Family Center 916.

His visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin, where a private funeral service will immediately follow. The Rev. Judy Doyle will officiate. Guidelines regarding social distancing and masks will be followed. Cremation will be accorded following the funeral.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pekin Moose Lodge for the Helping Hands Program, 2605 Broadway, Pekin, Illinois 61554.

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William "Bill" Paul Schramm

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Jan Draher

January 15, 2021

So sorry Sandi and Terry for the loss of a great guy! Bill meant so much to me and to my sister. We are morning for you both and will never forget Bill. He did so much good for us in so many ways. Hope you get the flowers we sent Sandi. You and I go way back and want Bills memory to hang around for you forever! He will with us.

Jan and Dave Draher and Sherry King.

Randy Ball

January 15, 2021

Great guy.had alot of fun with Bill .he will be missed by many

Julie Krohn

January 14, 2021

Dear Nancy, Sandy, and family. Please know how very sorry I am to hear of Bill's passing. He was such a fun little guy back in the Cypress Street days. I remember and love you all. I'm just so sorry.💕

Tim Conn

January 14, 2021

I moved to pekin in 1970 an lived at 210 Schramm Dr. wasn't long we had our neighborhood crew an most were motorized with mini bikes what have U an he was part of it even tho a little younger than most an always seamed mature beyond his years never remember any hard feelings to or from him to anyone...RIP Billy ...Roll On.....

Richard Upchurch

January 14, 2021

My condolences to the Rachael and family. I got to know Bill through Rachael. He was a very nice goodhearted person that will be missed very much. We all had alot of fun together . R. I. P. Bill.

Steve Davin

January 14, 2021

Deepest condolences Bill was a great friend and teammate. He
will be missed.

Doug Halstead

January 14, 2021

I met Bill in grade school when I moved here to Illinois in “69” . In 72 my dad built a house in the Schramm addition . Bill and I became very close friends in life as a teen . We raised a lot cane in that subdivision and a lot fun times . The whole family of Schramm’s always treated me as family. This is a sad day for me when I’m in a time of life that friends become memories. Rest In Peace Brother . Travel Well , Skate away on the silver linings of the Heavens. You were one of a kind !

Paul & Linda Robertson

January 14, 2021

Rachael & family,
We are so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was loved by many & will not be forgotten. Prayers to all of you!

Denielle Underwood

January 14, 2021

Bill was such a Happy Soul, always good for a laugh and a Wonderful Step Father to my Niece and Nephew . You leave this earth leaving behind a lot of wonderful memories for all who knew you. I know you will be watching over Blaze and Carrie, And all of those whose lives you touched. Rest In Peace Bill.....🙏♥️
Denielle Underwood

Caitlin Clark

January 13, 2021

Oh Bill, how my heart hurts for your family. This world will not be the same without you. You were always the life of the party with a smile on your face. I have so many memories that I will forever cherish.