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William Holler

July 30, 1948 — June 13, 2016

William "B. Jay" Holler, age 67, of Lacon passed away at Unity Point Methodist Hospital on Monday, June 13, 2016.

B. Jay was born in Peoria on July 30, 1948 to William John and Imelda Henkins Holler. He married Karen Thompson on June 1st, 1969 in Lacon.

He is survived by his wife Karen and one daughter, Wylee (Todd) Bickerman of Lacon, two grandchildren Ella and Tucker Bickerman, three brothers Thomas (Geri) Frew of Glendale Heights; David (Shirley) Holler of Marquand, MO; and Gordon (Lori) Holler of Sparland and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and son Ryan in 2001.

A veteran of the Vietnam War, he served in the U.S. Army from 1969-1971 in the 101st Airborne Division as a SP4 Supply specialist and armorer. He graduated from Mid-County High school and worked at Caterpillar for 30 years. He was a former member of the Lacon-Sparland Fire Department and a member of the AMA-R.C. Airplane Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, restoring old cars & tractors, and being with his friends.

Visitation will be Friday, June 17 from 5-7 pm and funeral will be Saturday at 10:00 at Lenz Memorial Home in Lacon. Burial will be in Lacon Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to JDRF Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or the American Legion of Lacon. Online condolences may sent to


JUN 17. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

Lenz Memorial Home
823 Fifth Street
Lacon, IL 61540

Funeral Service

JUN 18. 10:00 AM (CDT)

Lenz Memorial Home
823 Fifth Street
Lacon, IL 61540

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