William C. Boon passed away on January 2, 2024 after a stoic battle with Alzheimer's.
Bill was born in Downers Grove, Illinois on September 9, 1932. He graduated from the University of Illinois° in civil engineering where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi. He served on the boards of the Professional Land Surveyors Association and American Society of Civil Engineers.
Bill loved the life of the mind and all of the expressions and all its manifestations, art, mathematics, philosophy, Including natural philosophy and physics. He had a passion for music, his true favorite being jazz. In addition, he truly enjoyed fishing in Minnesota.
He pursued art lessons and excelled in pastels and charcoal pictures. Bill also played semipro baseball and all his life was a true die-hard Cubs fan.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William and Dorothy (née Easley) Boon. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Betty (Spore) Boon, children; Angela Smith (née Bain) and husband Dwight, Becky Boon, Bill Boon and wife Vilma, Dina Bennett (née Boon) and husband Jim, Kim Boon, Robert Bain and wife Deb, Susan Boon and Tim Boon and wife Gina. He also leaves behind his grandchildren; Alie Boon-Dooley, Ava Valdez, Chelsie Bain, Grace Stocker, Jean-Luc Boon, Julian Ross-Boon, Katie Dooley and Maeve Boon, great-grandchildren; Aiden Ross-Boon, Alister Ross-Boon, Dani Espinoza, Oliver Ross-Boon and Xia Ross-Boon, and many other extended family members and friends.
Bill will be dearly missed by his family and friends.