Visitation is from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline. Private burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.
Billy was born on Oct. 9, 1957, in Moline, the son of George and Lois Willemarck. As a young man Billy enjoyed playing baseball, softball and shooting hoops with his friends.
He was an avid Chicago Bears fan and diehard Cub fan. He also enjoyed playing the ponies, fishing, playing jokes and just having fun. Billy worked for the maintenance department for the city of East Moline and tended bar at the Palace and Leisure Time.
Survivors include his father, George Willemarck, East Moline; sisters, Pamela (Joseph) Reedy, East Moline, Joellen (Brent) Ewers, Kennesaw, Ga.; brothers, Bruce Willemarck, East Moline, and Donald Rogers, Rock Island; nephew, Rich Nelson, St. Louis, Mo.; and nieces, Shelli Willemarck, Champaign, and Joella (Steve) Jones, Moline.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lois (Willemarck) Rogers; stepmother, Kathy L. Willemarck; grandparents, Fleeta and James Barger and Martha and Peter Willemarck; and nephew, Justin Reedy.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.vanhoe.com.