William F. “Bill” Kaeding, 66, of Normal peacefully passed away at 9:35 pm Thursday February 3, 2022 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington. Visitation will be held 4:00-6:00 pm Friday March 25, 2022 at the Gibson City Bible Church. A Celebration of Life service will begin at 6:00 pm with Dr. Paull Thomason and Pastor Mark Wallace officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.
Bill was born September 7, 1955 in Watseka. A son of Cecil L. and Eva Mae Shear Kaeding. He married Martha “Marty” Massey on March 27, 1982 in Buckley. He is survived by his wife of thirty-nine years Marty Kaeding of Normal. Two sons Benjamin (Jodi) Kaeding of Gibson City and Jake (Cheers) Kaeding of Sierra Vista, Arizona. Four grandchildren – Jordan, Cameron, Gwyn and Arya. Two brothers – Larry David of Roberts and James (Corinne) David of Springfield. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Roger.
Bill grew up in the Roberts-Thawville area and graduated from Roberts-Thawville in 1973. After graduation he worked as a welder at Central Soya. He then started working for Bridgestone in Bloomington where he was to retire from in March. He enjoyed fishing, visiting the beach and watching the Dallas Cowboys. He found the most enjoyment and was happiest when spending time with family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.