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Monday October 4th, 2021

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William "Bill" Landis

Goreville-William “Bill” Landis, 74, passed away on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at his home.

Bill was born on September 19, 1946 in Anna to Carl Morton and Mary Lucille (Davis) Landis.  He married Cheryl Eilts in Kankakee on December 3, 1994.  She survives of Goreville.

Bill loved his family and friends and the Chicago Cubs.  He loved to talk and never met a stranger.  In his younger years, he was a scout leader.  Bill liked bowling and golfing.

Survivors include:

Wife-Cheryl Eilts Landis of Goreville

Daughter-Kim (Mike) Jones of Kankakee

Son-Jim (Tracy) Landis of St. Anne

Son-Jeff Landis of Utah

Son-Daniel (Jennifer) Buck of Metropolis

10 grandchildren and one great granddaughter

Many nieces and nephews


Chet (Karen) Landis of Huntley

Larry (Sue) Landis of Goreville

Calvin (Evelyn) Landis of Metropolis


Melvin (Diane) Eilts of Gilman

Roddie Eilts of Kankakee

Rick (Mary) Eilts of Bourbonnais

Roy (Kim) Eilts of Kankakee

John (Michelle) Vaughn of Bourbonnais

Dan (Julie) Boudreau of Bourbonnais

Steve Boudreau of Bourbonnais

Mother-in-law-Margaret Boudreau of Bourbonnais

Step Mother-Marian Landis of Metropolis

Step Sister-Michelle Watkins of Brookport

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert and Carl Landis; sister-in-law, Pat Landis; and his late wife, Claire Yvonne.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 1pm at United Missionary Baptist Church in Lick Creek.  Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family and will be accepted at the church or funeral home.

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Everyone loved my grandfather. He was a great man. Without him I would never know the value of good work ethic. He will be missed dearly by his friends and family.

Travis Mar 22 2021 12:01 PM

Sorry for the loss. He was a helping hand many times at the soccer fields

Bob & Clona Lause Mar 19 2021 9:14 PM

Bill was always very nice to our family as we crossed paths on the soccer field. RIP Bill

Michael Lause Mar 19 2021 9:06 PM