William Ainley


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Posted Online: Jan. 29, 2013, 6:34 pm
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William R. Ainley, 80, of Kewanee, died at 5:05 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Kewanee Care Home surrounded by his family.
Cremation was accorded. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the Kewanee Assembly of God Church. The Rev. Jason Lafferty will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church. Following the services, military honors will be accorded by the Kewanee Veterans Council. Inurnment will be private for the family at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Kewanee Veterans Council. The Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, is in charge of arrangements.
Bill was born April 1, 1932, in Kewanee, the son of Leonard L. and Blanche C. Miller Ainley. Bill graduated from Kewanee High School, where he lettered in basketball and track.
He served in the Army during the Korean War. Bill married Gladys E. Imes on Nov. 13, 1954, in Kewanee.
Bill was a welder for many years at Advanced Metalworking in Kewanee. He was well known as a "fix-it" man. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking fish with his famous fish batter, music and attending his grandchildren's school and sporting events. He was a member of the 40-8 Archery Club, Seventeen Lakes and Allendale Conservation Club.
Surviving are his wife; three sons, Phillip (Rose) Ainley, Kewanee, Bruce (Josephine) Ainley, Kewanee, and Keith (Maryellen) Ainley, Melvindale, Mich.; two daughters, Debbie (Steve) Perrin, Rock Island, and Ruth (Tim) Peed, Neponset, Ill.; 19 grandchildren, Tracy Sierens, Mineral, Ill., Jesse Rohrig, Neponset, Angie Bowman, Kewanee, Lisa Peed, Kewanee, Erick Ainley, Wahiawa, Hawaii, Nicole Perrin, Milan, Brad Ainley, Elgin, Ill., Trisha Downing, Milan, Brian Ainley, Kewanee, Gregory Perrin, Moline, Josh Ainley, Kewanee, Samantha Lunghofer, Tucson, Ariz., Allison Ainley, Ohio, Andrea Ainley, Lansing, Mich., Alexandra Ainley, Melvindale, Ethan Ainley, Kewanee, and Megan Clayes, Jessica Clayes and Lucas Clayes, all of Kewanee; 22 great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert "Bob" Ainley, Kewanee; a sister, Phyllis Doll, Kewanee; and a half-sister, Nancy Perrigo, Clearwater, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Betty Blanche; and a grandson, Aaron Ainley.
Private online condolences may be left for the family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.












 



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