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William Adrain “Bill” Van Os, Sr.

William Adrain “Bill” Van Os, Sr., age 86, of Quincy, died Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 5:40 pm in his home.

William Van Os | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, ILBill was born September 27, 1930 in Knox City, Missouri, the son of William G. and Anna B. Robinson Van Os. He married Betty Ann Junk on April 17, 1950 in the Providence Baptist Church parsonage in Williamstown, MO. She survives.

Bill was a 1948 graduate of Williamstown High School. Following graduation, he joined the United States Army in 1949, where he served in Japan and Korea during the Korean Conflict. After Bill was honorably discharged from the Army, he worked as a farm hand. He then worked for John Deere Implement Company in Mt. Pleasant. He moved to Quincy in 1957. There he worked for Gates Radio, before transferring to Sears, where he was a service technician for 36 years, until his retirement in 1993. During that time he also held a number of part time jobs. Bill was an active and integrated member of Calvary Baptist Church. He served as Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, AWANA Director, and bus driver. He was also very active in the visitation program, and he helped regularly with the general maintenance of the church. Bill loved spending time with his family and friends and taking part in various church activities.

In addition to his wife, survivors include five children: Elizabeth Ann (Mark) St. Clair of Wyconda, MO; Ruth M. Van Os of Quincy, IL; William Adrain (Sandra) Van Os, Jr. of Quincy, IL; June C. (Stephen) Smith of Glenview, IL; and Richard E. (Theresa) Van Os of Montreal, MO; six grandchildren: Leslie A. (Evan) Coonrod, PhD. of Eugene, OR; Joel F. (Adina) Van Os of Bolingbrook, IL; Kevin M. (Ivy Paul) Van Os of Lombard, IL; Stephanie R. (James Christopher) Ellis of Glenview, IL; Kimberly J. Smith of Glenview, IL; and William F. (Britany) Van Os of Lakes of the Ozarks, MO; a great-grandson, Gus Coonrod; two brothers-in-law: Howard R. Junk of Quincy and William Oscar (Barbara) Junk of Wright City, MO; and sister-in-law, Mae Van Os of Hannibal, MO.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Wilma C. (John) Roberson; a brother, Charles E. Van Os; an infant brother, John Van Os; and a sister-in-law, Janet L. Junk.

Services: 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. L.D. Grant officiating.

Burial: Kahoka Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by American Legion Post 192 and V.F.W. Post 4342

Visitation: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church

Memorials: Calvary Baptist Church or Blessing Rieman College of Nursing


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

  1. We extend our sincere condolences to Bills entire family. In this sad time may you find strength from our Heavenly Father’s promise that we can be reunited with our loved ones by means of a future resurrection and death will be no more. – John 5:28; Revelation 21:3,4- What a wonderful day this will be! Then 86 years will only be few! May this precious hope that awaits us and your cherished memories of Bill bring you a measure of comfort now and in the days ahead.

  2. Dear Aunt Betty, Ann, Ruth, Adrain, June, Richard, and family, Our sympathy in the loss of your dear loved one, and Dad’s beloved brother, Bill. Because Uncle Bill believed in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour, all of us who also believe, will see him again in Heaven, where there will be no more tears. Psalm 107:2 “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,”… Uncle Bill did, and raised his family to do so as well; no better legacy to leave behind. Love and Prayers, Donna & Lou, May Van Os & Family

  3. Betty, Ann and Ruth sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers to you and your family.

  4. Ruth and Ann, I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for your entire family.
    Darlene Blacketer

  5. Ann and Ruth, I am so terribly sorry to see this. You and your family are in my prayers as you go through this sad time.

  6. Adrian, so sorry for your loss!! I didn’t realize we was from the same area!! I grew up in Deer Ridge, Mo. no wonder we got along soo well!!
    Sending healing and comforting prayers for you and your family!! 🙏🏻💜❤😇

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