William George Twaddle

Born: Thu., Jul. 1, 1943
Died: Thu., Aug. 16, 2012


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., Aug. 19, 2012
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Mon., Aug. 20, 2012
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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   Mr. William George Twaddle, 69, of 2517 Green Acres, Quincy, died at 10:11 a.m. Thursday (August 16, 2012) in Blessing Hospital.

   Born July 1, 1943 in Quincy, Bill was the son of George A. and Dorothy Standley Twaddle.  He married Mary R. Recker on October 16, 1965 in Quincy. She survives.

   Mr. Twaddle served his country as a member of the Illinois National Guard during the Vietnam War, completing his service in the rank of Staff Sergeant.  In later years he served as Chairman for his unit's reunion committee the 126th Service and Supply Company. He was an active member and Past President of the Lion's Club, President of the Retired Fire Fighters Association, was a member of the Elks Lodge No. 100, retired JayCee's, former member of the Adams County Fair Board for many years and was director/producer of the Adams County Fair Pageant for 15 years.  Bill also enjoyed photography, traveling, cooking, playing cards and board games and keeping busy as a handyman.

   Mr. Twaddle was a fire fighter for the Quincy Fire Department for 25 years, retiring as a Lieutenant in 1991.  He was also employed for 19 years at the Illinois Veterans' Home, retiring in 2002. Bill and his wife Mary also operated a Bed and Breakfast, the W. T. Dwire House, located on Vermont St. in Quincy for over 5 years.

   Survivors include his wife, Mary; a son, William Twaddle Jr. of Quincy; a daughter, Susan Middendorf (Sam) of Quincy; and an Uncle, Dean Twaddle (Marge) of Cedar Rapids, IA.

   Mr. Twaddle was preceded in death by his parents, three uncles Nial, Olaf and Robert Twaddle, five aunts Faye Mayes, Virginia Seckman, Ruby Hoover, Mabel Blunk and June Savage.

   Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by Brother Ed Arambasich and Pastor Lee Savage.  Burial with Military Honors by Quincy American Legion Post No. 37 and the Illinois National Guard Funeral Detail will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

   Visitation will be Sunday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 and Monday until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the Quincy Lions Club, Quincy Humane Society, or to the Franciscans Firefighter's Ministry.

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Dick & Pat Wentura
   Posted Fri August 17, 2012
Dear Mary & Family,
Thinking of you and remembering a very good man. He shall be missed.
Dick & Pat Wentura

Beth Heinze
   Posted Fri August 17, 2012
Bill - what a loving, caring man who had a heart of gold. He always had that beautiful smile on his face, especially when entertaining others or cooking for others. God has gained an amazing soul! Our hearts and thoughts are with Mary, Billy and Suzi during this difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing that have others sympathy. You will have his footprint on you forever. We are so sorry!

Shirley Clark
   Posted Fri August 17, 2012
Mary and Family;

Just heard of Bill''s death. We send our sincere aspartsympathy and are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers while you go through this most difficult time.

Richard and Shirley Clark

Keith Frank, Retired Quincy Firefighter
   Posted Fri August 17, 2012
Mary, Suzi and Billy,

The earth lost a great guy! Bill was always good for a laugh and great fun to work with. We also had some fun when we were not on duty, several times!

So sorry to hear of your loss. He will be missed...

Don and Carl Williams
   Posted Sat August 18, 2012
Our Dear Mary,
We have a lifetime of memories as our friendship grew from that very first conversation we shared at Silver Dollar City in Branson so many years ago. We have been so blessed by your friendship and our hears are broken for you, Billy, Suzi and Sam in the loss of a very special husband, dad and our friend Bill. We love you and will continue to hold your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Love and big hugs
Carla and Don

Becky Holman
   Posted Sat August 18, 2012
Mary,Suzi & Billy,

I will never forget Bill. You guys were amazing friends to us when we moved to Quincy. We are sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

Becky Holman & family

Don & Chris Russell
   Posted Sat August 18, 2012
Surprised and greatly saddened in hearing of the loss of Bill. He was a very generous and amazing man. MR Adams County Fair Pagent person is one of many of my fondous memories of my great friend, Bill.
He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Mary, Bill, and Suzi, and your family, at this difficult time.
God Bless you all.

Jan, "Toot" & Casey Ewalt
   Posted Sun August 19, 2012
Mary, Mary, Mary! We are SO sorry for your loss. Bill was a great guy in so many ways and you were always right there next to him. From doing business with you at First Federal as well as selling out your bed & breakfast - you were so nice to work with! Bill was a happy guy no matter what his troubles. You will be in our prayers.

Barb & Mike Hutmacher
   Posted Mon August 20, 2012

What a shock! We are very sorry to hear of Bill''s passing. He was always there and could always be counted on. We all lost a great guy...especially you.

Our hearts and prayers and with you.

Barb & Mike

Andrea (Zumwalt) Windish
   Posted Mon August 20, 2012
Mary, Billy and Suzi --

My dad just forwarded the information to me about Bill. So sorry for your loss -- I truly enjoyed the time I spent with the family and Bill at the Adams County Fair. Bill will be missed.


Ron and Ann Kooken
   Posted Mon August 20, 2012
We pray that God will wrap his loving arms around you all during this sad time and will comfort you with all the wonderful memories you have. The Good Lord gives us strength when we need it the most.

Kay Penrose
   Posted Wed August 22, 2012
So very sorry to hear of your father & husband passing, my condolence to a nice man. Known Bill from working at Veterans Home.

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