R. "Bill" Altenburg
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on August 2, 2012
Willis R. "Bill"
Altenburg of Barrington Willis R. "Bill" Altenburg, 97, passed
away, Aug. 1, 2012, at the home he built in 1953.
He was born on May 29, 1915, to August and Theresa Altenburg, in Lake
Bill attended Barrington High School, where he graduated in 1934. He married
classmate, Ruth Walgren in 1936; they were married for 66 years. He was
an all-around athlete.
For five years he played pro baseball and later became a carpenter retiring
He enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing and gardening.
Bill is survived by his children, Willis R. (Bonnie Jean) Altenburg and
Bonnie Kay (Greg) Clark; grandchildren, Amy (John) Rohlwing, Jeff Altenburg,
Megan (Rick Phipps) Clark and Sarah Clark; great-grandchildren, David
Kengott, Hannah Rohlwing and Johnny Rohlwing; and many nieces, nephews
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth S. (nee Walgren); and son,
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Davenport Family
Funeral Home, 149 W. Main St. (Lake-Cook Road), Barrington, IL 60010.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at St. Paul
Church of Christ, 401 E. Main St., Barrington, IL 60010.
Burial will be held at Evergreen Cemetery, Barrington, following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care
of Northeastern Illinois, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010,
www.hospiceanswers.org or St. Paul United Church of Christ.
For information, please contact the funeral home at 847-381-3411.