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William Richard DeWitt

9/3/1953 - 2/2/2018

CANTON ~ William Richard DeWitt, 64, of Canton, passed away at 5:20 a.m. Friday, February 2, 2018 at Sunset Manor in Canton.  He was a former resident of Pekin and Aurora.

Born September 3, 1953 in Evanston to George and Rosemary (Jensen) DeWitt, he married Nancy Joan Rubel on October 20, 1973.  She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Kathryn Lynn DeWitt of Bartonville and two sisters, Mary Petrella of Lombard and Carol DeWitt of Naperville.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Michael DeWitt.

A mechanic by trade, Bill worked 48 years, last with Press Techniques Inc. in West Chicago.  He also loved working on cars.

A celebration of life gathering will be held at a later date in the Chicagoland area.  Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.