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9/23/2013 11:13:00 AM
William Greek
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Mr. Greek

William D. Greek, 74, of Henry died Sept. 21, 2013, at home. He was a resident of the Henry and Putnam area all of his life.
Visitation will be 1-3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Henry Presbyterian Church. Masonic service to be at 3:15 pm.
Memorial services will follow at 3:30 pm.
Military rites will be accorded following the service. The Rev. Steven Hill, the Rev. Tom Mizeur and pastor Terry Broady will officiate. Bill had donated his body to science.
Calvert and Johnson Memorial Home, Henry is assisting the family with arrangements.
Mr. Greek was born Aug. 17, 1939, in Princeton to William C., and Ardis Drake Greek. He married Nan J. Trovero on Jan. 1, 1983. She died on June 4, 2004.
Bill had served his country in the U.S. Army.
He was involved in farming and agri-business all of his life.
He served as a volunteer fireman in the Henry Fire Protection district for more than 30 years, a  former school board member, chairman of the Marshall-Putnam unit of American Cancer Society, a member of Henry American Legion, a board member of Henry Community Food Pantry, active with Henry Red Stocking Fund and a member of First Christian Church in Henry where he served as deacon, elder and chairman of the board. Bill later joined Henry Presbyterian Church and became active there.
He was a member of Henry Rotary Club, past club president, and a Paul Harris Fellow. He also was a Group Study Exchange team member to Australia. In 2007 he was named Rotarian of the Year. Bill was named Henry’s Community Leader of the Year in 2010 by Henry Chamber of Commerce.
He was past master of Henry Masonic Lodge, Peoria Consistory and Mohammed Shrine of Peoria where he served as Potentate in 1980. He served as a board member of the Shrine Hospital in Chicago for 10 years including three years as board secretary. He was also a member of Peoria Court 40, Royal Order of Jesters.
Surviving are one daughter, Cyrena (Jerry) Anderson of Greenville, S.C., and two sons, Tyler (Samantha) Greek of Plainfield and Nathaniel (Jesica) Greek of Tega Cay, S.C.; and seven grandchildren: William, Nicholas, Zachery, Brandon, Trevor, Daniel and Madison.
He was preceded in death by his wife on June 4, 2004; an infant daughter, Mary Greek; one grandson, Andrew Greek, and his parents.
Memorials may be directed to Henry-Senachwine scholarship fund, Shrine hospitals, or to the church or charity of the donor’s choice.
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