William B. Winberg
William B. “Bill” Winberg, 85, was called to his Heavenly Home on February 10, 2018 at the Illinois Veterans’ Home – Quincy. Bill was born June 20, 1932, son of George and Hattie (Taylor) Winberg. He was married to his loving wife, Helen, for over 63 years. Surviving are: two children, William Dean (Diane) Winberg and Karen Winberg-Jensen; three grandchildren, Shanna Jensen, Jake Jensen, and Trey Winberg; three step-grandchildren, Todd and Travis Shea and Bridgette (Ajit) Oza; step-great grandson, Gracin Oza; sister, Georgia (Glenn) Appel; sister-in-law, Sally Alkire; and four nephews and a niece.
Bill graduated from Millikin University May 1954. He entered the United States Marine Corps Officer Training Program at Quantico, VA. He was stationed on Okinawa and was in charge of the Base Honor Guard and at Camp Pendleton. He was part of a 3rd Marine Division Training Exercise Landing on Iwo Jima and participated in a joint United States – Thailand amphibious exercise.
Bill was Chief Internal Auditor for the IL Dept. of Central Mgmt. Services. He was on the IL CPA Society Board of Directors and served a term as Vice President. He was past president of the Springfield Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors.
He was Vice Chairman of the United Fund Drive of Sangamon County, Jr. Achievement Advisor, District Chairman of the Abraham Lincoln Boy Scouts, Treasurer of the Academy of Lifelong Learning, Adjunct Instructor of Accounting at LLCC and Sangamon State University.
Bill enjoyed playing golf, cards, traveling, reading and was a life-long Cubs fan. Most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. His faith sustained him throughout his life.
Graveside services will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery on April 6, 2018 at 11:00 am with Reverend Nicole Cox officiating and military honors will be conducted.
Following the service, lunch will be served at First United Methodist Church, 2941 S. Koke Mill Road.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, Special Operations Warrior Foundation or St. Jude Children’ Research Hospital.