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William J. “Bill” Preis

Godfrey | Friday, March 18 2011

William J. “Bill” Preis 71, passed away at 11:54 am Friday March 18, 2011 at his residence with his family by his side.

He was born on January 6, 1940 in St. Louis, MO the son of the late Everette and Alice (Selby) Preis.

He married Alice Provence on August, 29, 1959 in Mountain Home, AR. She survives.

Bill was a contractor and Builder in the Alton area for over 40 yrs. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Alton, a member of the Lewis & Clark Radio Club, a licensed Pilot, a Ham Radio Operator and a Real Estate Broker. He flew Radio controlled airplanes, where he was a National Champion.

He is survived by his wife Alice,  one daughter; Sandra Preis Hornsey and her spouse Mike Hornsey, of Godfrey, one son David Preis of Alton, three sisters; Nancy and her spouse Marvin Akers of Bolliver, MO, Vikki and her spouse Dave Hoxsie, of Bolliver, MO, and Carol McCloud of Greenville, Il. one brother; Ivan and his spouse Carolyn Preis of Yellville, AR, and many Nieces and Nephews.

Bill was also preceded in death by his parents, one sister; Doris Anderson, and an infant brother.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm, Monday, March 21, 2011 at Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey, IL. Funeral service will be at 10 am,
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Alton with the Rev. Andre’ Dobson officiating.

Burial will follow at Valhalla Memorial park in Godfrey, IL. .

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church in Alton, IL or to Unity Hospice.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com


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Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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