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William "Bill" Vincent Clark Griswold

October 3, 1937 August 27, 2022
William "Bill" Vincent Clark Griswold
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Obituary for William "Bill" Vincent Clark Griswold

William “Bill” Vincent Clark Griswold, 84, of Winnebago, died Saturday, August 27, 2022 at Medina Nursing Center in Durand. He was born October 3, 1937 in Rockford the son of James Edgar and Ruth (Clark) Griswold. He graduated from Oregon High School in 1955. Bill was a machinist in the United States Navy serving from August 8, 1955 to February 1, 1976 aboard USS ships Ranger CVA-61, Frontier AD-25, O’Bannon DD-450 and USS submarines Theodore Roosevelt SSBN-600, Sam Houston SSBN-609 and George C. Marshall SSBN-654. He was a Nuclear Engineer, Senior Instructor at Groton, CT and retired as a Senior Chief Machinist’s Mate. After retiring from the U. S. Navy Bill worked as a machinist at Roper Whitney in Rockford and Kelly Springfield Tire Company in Freeport.

Bill married Shirley Lou Hayenga on March 19, 1961 in Rockford. He graduated Phi Theta Kappa from Rock Valley College in Rockford with an Associate in Applied Science in Quality Assurance Technology on May 15, 1986. Bill was a member of the Oregon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8739, Oregon American Legion Post 97, Durand American Legion Gold Star Post 676 and Winnebago Masonic Lodge 745 A.F. & A.M.

Bill is survived by his daughter, Dawn (Michael) Collins; son, Dan (Staci) Griswold; granddaughters, Samantha Griswold, D’elaine Bejgier; great-grandson, Gatlin Griswold; sister, Viola Garver; several nephews and nieces.

Bill is predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Shirley Griswold; brother, Edward Griswold.

Visitation 10:00 a.m., followed by Masonic Rites at 11:00 a.m. and then a Funeral Service all on Saturday, September 3, 2022, at Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago, with Pastor Tim Spickler of New Life Bible Church officiating.

Interment at Winnebago Cemetery with Navy funeral honors. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established for the Winnebago Public Library. For an online obituary and tributes go to www.genandtfuneralhome.com.

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Visitation

Saturday

3

Sep

10:00 AM 9/3/2022 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 9/3/2022 11:00:00 AM
Genandt Funeral Home

602 N. Elida St.
Winnebago, IL 61088

Genandt Funeral Home
602 N. Elida St. Winnebago 61088 IL
United States

Masonic Rites

Saturday

3

Sep

11:00 AM 9/3/2022 11:00:00 AM - 11:15 AM 9/3/2022 11:15:00 AM
Genandt Funeral Home

602 N. Elida St.
Winnebago, IL 61088

Genandt Funeral Home
602 N. Elida St. Winnebago 61088 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

3

Sep

11:15 AM 9/3/2022 11:15:00 AM
Genandt Funeral Home

602 N. Elida St.
Winnebago, IL 61088

Genandt Funeral Home
602 N. Elida St. Winnebago 61088 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Winnebago Cemetery Final Resting Place

Westfield Rd.
Winnebago, IL 61088

Westfield Rd. Winnebago 61088 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Winnebago Public Library

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