Morton - William L. "Bill" Gallagher, 46, of Morton, passed away at 2:29 a.m. on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, WI.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Washington with Father Thaddeus Tran officiating. Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorials contributions may be directed to the Bill Gallagher Memorial Fund to be divided among organizations near to Bill's family.
Bill was born on December 29, 1972 in East Chicago, IN, a son to William and Patricia Hutchings Gallagher. He married Erin Trapp on September 19, 2009 in Washington.
Surviving is his wife, Erin Gallagher of Morton; father, William Gallagher of Grafton, WI; children, Julia (Andrew) Janssen of Marquette Heights, IL, Ariel Trapp of East Peoria, Dawson Trapp of San Diego, CA, Tristan Gallagher, Sydney Trapp, Kamrin Gallagher, and Brynn Gallagher, all of Morton; grandchildren, Aria Janssen and Oliver Janssen, both of Marquette Heights; sisters, Jennifer (Robert) Hercreg of Cedarburg, Wi, Joan Gallagher of Skokie, Jeannie (Ken) Schellin of Libertyville, and Jane (Pat) Murphy of Indianola, IA; mother-in-law, Terri (Mark) Dickson of Mackinaw and father in-law, Ray Trapp of Washington; and many loving nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, brothers-in-law and sisters in-law.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
Bill graduated from Morton Community High School and later from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a Bachelors of Science in Industrial Technology. He worked for Caterpillar for 27 years in dealer component repair support. Bill was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Washington.
As an avid and skilled fisherman, he often enjoyed fishing at Lake Winnibigoshish in Minnesota. He also enjoyed playing euchre with his family and was a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bill could lift three times his body weight, lifting 585 lbs and set numerous records.
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705 E. Jefferson Street
Washington , IL 61571
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