William "Bill" Bridges, age 63, of Dunlap passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2023, at home with his family, after a brave 5 1/2 year battle with Glioblastoma brain cancer.
Bill was born on April 11, 1959, in Peoria, Illinois, to Lyle Bridges and Clara (Feldhake) Bridges. He married Cassandra Joseph on July 7, 1979.
Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Cassie; their children, Kristen (Brandon) Hartman, Katie (Ryan) Coulter, and Philip Bridges, all of Dunlap, IL and his beloved Golden Retriever named Harp. Also surviving is his sister, Cindy Rinehart of Marquette Heights, IL and two brothers, Randy Bridges of Eureka, IL, Kevin Bridges of Deer Creek, IL, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Eric Rinehart.
Bill was a proud union plumber and member of the Plumbers Local 63 for 43 years. He worked for JC Dillon for 21 years before retiring. He served as a Local 63 board member for over 17 years and held the Vice President position for 9 of those years. Bill also was an Apprentice Teacher for 9 years and took great pride in teaching.
Bill enjoyed spending time with friends and family, fishing, gardening, Bradley Basketball, cooking with his daughter, country music concerts, and Saturday morning breakfasts with his buddies.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Cremation rites will be accorded per his wishes. Memorials made be made to the Mark Linder Walk for the Mind and the KB Strong Foundation. Online condolences may be made through peoriafuneral.com.
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