William L. "Bill" Hager

February 8, 1919March 3, 2014

William L. "Bill" Hager, 95, of Sherman, formerly of Tallula, passed away on Monday, March 3, 2014, at Villa Health Care East, in Sherman. Bill was born on February 8, 1919, in Springfield, the son of Karl and Gladys (Carls) Hager. Bill proudly served our country in the Army during World War II. After serving he married Marguerite Hillen on March 16, 1946. Bill farmed in the Tallula area for many years. Outside of farming Bill stayed active as a long time member of Tallula Christian Church, The Menard Co. Road Commission Zoning Board, the Tallula School Board, and a lifelong member of the American Legion and VFW. Bill enjoyed camping, fishing, and playing cards. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 68 years Marguerite, his children; Gary (Marlene) Hager of Springfield, Rita (Ren) Moore of Sherman, his grandchildren: Nikki (Jason) Burgar of Springfield, Jared (Evita) Moore of Peoria, and Darren Moore of Sherman, his great-grandchildren: Luke and Skylar Burgar of Springfield, and Savannah, Connor, and Aidan Moore of Peoria, his brother Robert (Yvonne) Hager of Ashland, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceding Bill in death are his brothers; Richard Hager and Eugene Hager, his sisters: Alberta Fox, Dorothy Loeffler, and Lucille Hodges. A funeral service officiated by Rev. Kathy Sweet with assistance from Rev. Ken Burgard will be held on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 10:30 am at Sherman United Methodist Church, 2336 E Andrew Rd. Sherman, IL 62684. The family will receive friends from 9 am until the time of services. Burial will follow services at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Those who wish may leave memorials in Bill's name to the Alzheimer's Association of America. Please share in Bill's online "Life Remembered Story" at


  • Visitation Friday, March 7, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 7, 2014

William L. "Bill" Hager

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Thomas and Donna Schaddel

March 7, 2014

So sorry to hear of the loss your father. Your family are in our prayers.

Kim & Terri Ladage

March 7, 2014

Thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time.

Marilyn Mohring

March 7, 2014

I have fond memories of Bill and the other Hager "cousins" at Carls family reunions when I was a child. My mother, Glenna Carls Jones and Gladys were cousins.

March 7, 2014

To the Hager and Moore families:

Our heart felt sympathy goes out to you and yours for the loss of Bill. We have and will cherish many found memories of the Tallula farm. We're sorry but due to another commitment we won't be able to attend the services. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Ken and Judy Graves

Kenny & Bonnie Hills

March 7, 2014

Marguerite and family, we were so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. May the good memories you have help you through this difficult time. Sincere condolences to all of you.

John Boeker

March 6, 2014

Rita & Richard, sorry to learn of your fathers passing. I remember hay rides on the farm. Fun! Warmest regards, John Boeker, Birmingham, AL

March 6, 2014

such a wonderful man I enjoyed times talking to Bill and hearing his many stories. My Love to his Family. Sharon KoKe

Ellen & Thomas Robinson

March 6, 2014

Rita and Ren:

God bless you as you grieve this significant loss. Peace be with you and blessings to you all as you remember the good times.

Rusty and Wanda Kunz

March 6, 2014

Our sympathies to you and your family.

March 5, 2014

Ren and Rita,

So sorry to hear of your Father's passing, Rita. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Cherish your fond memories.
Joan Miller