William I. Pinner

January 14, 1929 - May 24, 2019

William “Bill” I. Pinner, 90, a lifelong resident of Batavia, passed away Friday May 24, 2019 at Provena Mercy Medical Center in Aurora. He was born January 14, 1929 in Chicago to Melvin I. and Mildred (nee Meyer) Pinner. He was united in marriage to the love of his life, Ardene Eloise Larson on June 30, 1950 in Batavia.

After graduation from Batavia High School, Bill attended college and never stopped learning, always craving to gain knowledge. Shortly thereafter Bill played semi-professional football in Aurora. Bill retired from a long career at Illinois Bell Telephone Company. Bill displayed ingenuity and resourcefulness, always having a project to be completed. He was keen on keeping his relationships, frequently meeting friends, co-workers and former classmates for coffee. Bill was an avid reader who could always be caught with a book in his hand. Technology was always something Bill was interested in, knowing the latest ideas and products. He was especially proud of his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, who always made him smile. On the annual winter trips to Arizona, Bill and Ardene made several lifelong friends on the road. He was known for his love of Ford vehicles, especially the Ford F-350 Diesel Dually. Bill will always be remembered for his kindness, charisma, and his authentic personality.

Bill is survived by his children, David (Bonnie) Pinner of Prairie View, Claudia Goggin of Batavia, and Laura (Joel) Lundgren of DeKalb, six grandchildren; Jerry (Stacy) Goggin, Jay Campbell, Alan Campbell, Dane (Kelly) Lundgren, Matthew (Melissa) Pinner, and Jennifer (Chris) Wagman, nine great grandchildren; Mikayla and Marissa Goggin, Michael, Jacob, Andrew, and Nicholas Lundgren, Mel Campbell, and Liam and Cora Pinner.  Bill also leaves behind devoted friend Betty Miles, and three siblings; Mary Conde of Batavia, Paul Pinner of Sugar Grove, and Faith Nordstrom of Batavia.

In addition to his parents, Bill is preceded in death by his wife Ardene and his siblings: Martha Soderholm and Bob Pinner.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital: 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday June 1, 2019 at 10:00AM at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave. Batavia, IL. A memorial service will begin at 12:00PM. Interment at East Side Batavia Cemetery to follow.

Arrangements by Moss Family Funeral Home 630-879-7900 or

Guest Book

  • Xcylur Stoakley Dave, Claudia, Laura: I was saddened to hear about the passing of your father. I am thankful to him and your mother for creating the three of you so you all could be my friends, my neighbors and a wonderful part of my life. I will miss your dad and remember all of the Pinner family in my prayers. ---Xcylur Stoakley
  • Catherine Link I am a better person for having known Bill. He welcomed me into his family and I enjoyed our many conversations about Wisconsin. I am thankful that he lives on in Dave, Laura and Claudia.
  • Christopher Murschel David, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your father.
  • Dianne LaVoy Laura, Claudia and Dave, so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. May the memories you share bring you comfort in this difficult time.
  • Jo Vernetti My sympathies to you all on the loss of your Dad. Though I never knew him, I learned very much about him through the love shown him as Dad. May peace come to you all as your reflect on times and memories shared with him thru the years. Those can never be taken away, are yours to keep until you meet again.
  • James Edward VanBlaricum Bill was the most decent and caring person I ever met. I consider him my best friend. We met in Quail Run RV Park in Arizona City, Az. Both of us were retirees of the Bell System. We hit it off and have remained friends ever since. I will miss my best friend. Happy Trails my friend. I know your 5th wheel will be in Heaven on site 90.
  • Eric Anderson So sad to hear about the loss of Bill. He was such a wonderful man. Condolences to the family and friends left behind.
  • Mary J Hahn A long life lived well among those he loved. Truly a successful man. Sorry for your loss.