William B. Bomkamp, 92 of Gillespie, died at his residence on Sunday, September 18, 2022. He was born on October 19, 1929, in Carlinville to Joseph Bomkamp and Regina Schaefer Bomkamp. He married Maxine (Anderson) Bomkamp on February 21, 1953, in Carlinville.
He was retired after having been a maintenance supervisor for Monterey Coal. William was a veteran of the US Air Force after having served during Korea. He was a former commander of the VFW Post 4547 of Gillespie. He was a board member of the Veterans Assistance Commission. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his spouse, Maxine Bomkamp of Gillespie; daughters, Regina (Rick) Garbin of Gillespie and Shelley (Frank) Barrett of Gillespie; grandchildren, Frank III (Alissa), Nickie (Mike), Ricky (Amanda), Rachel (Kerry), Valerie (Bryan), Vanessa (Ricky), Michael (Debbie), and Shawna (Brad); great-grandchildren, Frankie, Hannah, Violet, Vivien, Bryan Jr, Andrew, Caroline, Rhett, Roslyn, and Tristan; brothers, Richard (Cathy) Bomkamp, Leonard (Dorothy) Bomkamp, and Norman (Judy) Bomkamp; sisters, Joann (Sonny) Richey and Rita (George) Cerar; and brother in law, Dale Kasten.
William was preceded in death by his parents; brother and sister in law, Paul and Sandy Bomkamp; and sister, Rosina Kasten.
Friends may call on Friday, September 23, 2022, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at SS Simon & Jude Church, Gillespie from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Funeral mass will be on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at SS Simon & Jude Church, Gillespie at 12:00 p.m. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Gillespie.
Memorials are suggested to Welfare Association or the donor’s choice. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements.