William “Bill” Bermann, age 88, passed away April 22. He is formerly of Chicago, LaGrange, IL and currently of Glen Ellyn.
Beloved husband of 66 years to Janet, loving father of Bob, Bruce (Nancy) and Jane (Patrick) McGrath, cherished grandfather of 10, and great grandfather of 4.
Memorial Service Saturday April 28 at 2:00pm at the First Congregational Church of Glen Ellyn 535 Forest Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Bill graduated from Lyons Township High School and met his wife Jan at Monmouth College. After graduating, they married and Bill was drafted to the Army where he proudly served in the Counter Intelligence Corps 115th CIC Detachment.
Bill had a successful career in sales and management in the packaging industry. Working first in metals (cans) then paper then plastics. His career included time with American Can, Weyerhaeuser and Champion Products (Flexible Packaging Division) working with Kraft, Armour and SC Johnson.
Bill served in a variety of roles at the First Congregational Church of Glen Ellyn including Moderator and Finance Committee Chairman. Other volunteer roles include Republican Precinct Committeeman, Bridge Communities mentor, Board member at Pilgrim Place Senior Living in LaGrange, and he lead a fundraising effort to purchase what became Central DuPage Hospital.
Bill and Jan loved to travel and saw most of the world. Their adventures include trips to Australia, China, Russia, Peru, the Galapagos Islands, Kenya and most of Europe. They spent wonderful time together at vacation homes in Pine Island, FL and Orange Beach, AL.
Some of Bill’s favorite moments were with his gourmet group, his poker buddies and playing golf at the Village Links in Glen Ellyn. Especially the grand vacations with his complete family including Sanibel Island, the Canadian Rockies, Cancun, and a Caribbean Cruise.
He had many passions and interests including investments, gardening and Dixieland jazz.
Bill led a full and rich life and was known by all to be an eternal optimist. He will be terribly missed.
Memorials may be made to: FCCGE Endowment Fund, First Congregational Church of Glen Ellyn or Monmouth College 700 East Broadway, Monmouth IL 61462