Wil­liam Ver­beck

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Wil­liam L. "Bill" Ver­beck, 89, of Maryville, IL, born July 31, 1929, in East St. Louis, IL, passed away on Tues­day, Novem­ber 27, 2018, at Memo­rial Hos­pi­tal in Belleville, IL.

Mr. Ver­beck was re­tired from the CSX (B&O) Rail­road where he worked in the sales de­part­ment for 38 years. He be­gan his ca­reer in St. Louis, which later took him to Kansas City, MO, Hamil­ton, OH, Toledo, OH, and re­turned to the area work­ing in the St. Louis of­fice in 1973. Mr. Ver­beck was a 50-year mem­ber of the Collinsville Ma­sonic Lodge 712 and Ai­nad Shrine Hos­pi­tal Unit, where he gave tours for six years. He was proud of the Shriner’s Hos­pi­tal and proud to be a Shriner. He was a fun­nel cake maker for many years for the Collinsville Shrine Club, where he was a past pres­i­dent and sec­re­tary, and a mem­ber of St. John United Church of Christ in Collinsville. Mr. Ver­beck de­liv­ered for Meals on Wheels for over 10 years. He en­joyed bass fish­ing with his brothers, bowl­ing in the STL Traf­fic Club League, and watch­ing his grand­chil­dren’s school sports. He was a ded­i­cated hus­band, fa­ther and grandpa.

Mr. Ver­beck was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, Harry Eu­gene and Mary (nee Fo­ley) Ver­beck; his first wife, Lav­erne (nee Fisher) Ver­beck; and two brothers, Gene and Jerry Ver­beck.

He is sur­vived by his sec- ond wife, Paulette (nee Guion) Ver­beck; a son, Steven (Mar­i­lyn) Ver­beck of Fair­field, OH; a daugh­ter, Su­san (Tim) Evers of Collinsville, IL; grand­chil­dren, Justin (Jena) Ver­beck, Kristin (Tommy) Por­ta­leos, Erika (Alex) Felt; Paulette’s chil­dren, Meg (Owen) Moore of St. Louis, MO, Betsy Merkle of St. Louis, MO, Laura (Brian) Cawvey of Collinsville, IL, and Phillip (Susie) Watt of Collinsville, IL; Paulette’s grand­chil­dren, Alex (Paula) Moore, Adam (Jenny) Moore, An­drew (Jessie) Cawvey, Craig and Scott Merkle; eight great­grand­chil­dren, Cooper, Grayson, Sophia, Grace, Beau, Khloe, Parker and Mack. Also sur­viv­ing are his brothers, Joe (Janet) Ver­beck of Shiloh, IL, and Char­les Ver­beck of Fairview Heights, IL; an un­cle, Don (Roberta) Ver­beck of Wild­wood, MO; nu­mer­ous nieces and neph­ews, and great-nieces and great­nephews.

Memo­ri­als can be made to St. John United Church of Christ in Collinsville or Shriners Hos­pi­tal for Chil­dren - St. Louis and will be re­ceived at the fu­neral home. Con­do­lences bar­ry­wilson­fu­ner­al­home. co m.

Visi­ta­tion: Memo­rial visi­ta­tion will be 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 1, 2018, at Barry Wil­son Fu­neral Home, Maryville, IL. Ma­sonic ser­vices will be held at 3:30 p.m.

Ser­vices: Memo­rial ser­vice will be at 4 p.m. fol­low­ing the visi­ta­tion with Rev. Josh Wol­ford of­fi­ci­at­ing. Pri­vate burial will be held at a later date in Lake View Memo­rial Gar­dens, Fairview Heights, IL.

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