William R. Saunders

August 14, 1932 - May 26, 2021

William R. Saunders, 88, of South Elgin, IL passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2021.  He was born August 14, 1932, in Lecta, Ohio the son of Stephen and Fern (Vernon) Saunders.  He was united in marriage to Joyce Ann Byrd. 

He is survived by his two children, Pamela A. Saunders and William C. Saunders; four grandchildren, Jeremy (Sharon) Bohl, Melissa (Tim) Schwarz, William (Taylor) Saunders, and Scarlett (Luis) Gonzalez; a granddaughter-in-law Melissa Bohl; seventeen great-grandchildren, Ashley, Layla, Delaney, and Samantha Bohl, Kathryn, Aleah, Kevin, and Nathan Sanders, Angelique, Savanna, Isabelle, Hannah, Andrew, Rosalyn and Luis II Gonzalez and Meadow and Ariya Schwarz; and a brother Stephen (Linda) Saunders, and many nieces and nephews.  

He is preceded in death by his wife Joyce, a son Steven R. Saunders, and a grandson Jason Bohl; and many siblings.    

A graveside funeral service will be held 3:00 P.M. Thursday, June 3, 2021, at Mills Memorial Garden Cemetery in Miller, OH.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association

For additional information, please contact the Moss-Norris Funeral Home in St. Charles at 630-584-2000 or

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