William Van Buren Jr.


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Posted Online: Jan. 23, 2013, 5:35 pm
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William W. "Bill" Van Buren Jr., 78, of Morrison, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at CGH Medical Center, Sterling, Ill.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Bosma-Renkes, Morrison. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Friday. Burial is at Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison.
He was born Jan. 1, 1935, in Moline, to William and Lydia Van Buren. He married Ann Porter June 1, 1958.
He was a Marine Corps Korean War veteran.
Surviving are his wife; children, Christina, Dixon, Ill., William, Morrison; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.












 



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