William G. O’Neil, 73, of Danville, passed away at 11:18 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville.
He was born April 7, 1940, in Powers, Mich., to Walter and Alice (Marlow) O’Neil. Later in life, he was a son to Clara (Sedlmayr) O’Neil.
He married Joellyn Estes on Oct. 14, 1961, in Danville. She preceded him in death in 2008.
Surviving him are two sons, David O’Neil and Michael (Amy Zilko) O’Neil, both of Danville; three daughters, Marcy Leuzinger, Alice (Frank Hoskins) O’Neil and Patty (William) Day, all of Danville; one brother, Wally O’Neil of Tilton; seven sisters, Maxine Musgrove of Danville, Shirley (Gene) Price of Danville, Patsy Hronek of Green Bay, Wis., Shelby (Al) Monaco of Port Orange, Fla., Sally (John) Lisick of Cayuga, Ind., Linda (Bobby) Woods of Catlin and Carmel (Ellis) Mellinger of Long Beach, Calif.; four grandchildren, Derek, Billy and Jenna Leuzinger and Anna Carroll; and two step-grandchildren, Britanee and Kathy Carroll.
William was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one infant daughter, Michelle O’Neil; three brothers-in-law, Bobby Musgrove, Richard Hronek and Richard Hebert; and one sister-in-law, Diane Leisch.
He worked for O’Neil Brothers Construction Company for 50 years before retiring in 2002.
William was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and a lifelong member of the Operating Engineers Local 841. He loved playing cards, going on drives, hunting for deer, country music and was known for his sense of humor. He was very passionate about his family and his work.
Joellyn was the love of his life.
A Christian Mass of Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 30, at Holy Family Catholic Church with Fr. Ted Pracz officiating. A visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, in Danville. Burial will take place at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Danville.
Memorials can be made in William’s name to Holy Family Catholic Church. Please join William’s family in sharing photos, videos and memories of him through his tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com