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William George Twaddle

July 1, 1943 ~ August 16, 2012 (age 69)
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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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