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William J. "Billy" Fischer

June 27, 1963 — May 30, 2021

William J. "Billy" Fischer, 57, of Chebanse passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2021 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. He was born on June 27, 1963 in Evergreen Park, the son of Robert and Jeanette (Dykstra) Fischer. Billy married Barb Merrill in Kankakee County on December 14, 1990 and she preceded him in death on June 30, 2015. He was also preceded in death by his father, Robert.

Surviving are his mother, Jeanette Fischer of Chebanse; four daughters, Shannon (Danny) Booi of Chebanse, Keri Beegle (Tom White) of Arizona, Chrissy (Derek) Poyner of Clifton, and Briattany (Josh) Withoft of Bradley; two sisters, Bev (Mickey) Lang of Towanda and Barb (Rod) Perzee of Chebanse; one brother, Bob (Jackie) Fischer of Bourbonnais; his in-laws, Bill and Bernadine Nutt of Arizona; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Chebanse where he served on the building committee. He enjoyed stock car racing and NASCAR as well as visiting with all of his family and friends.

Funeral services will be at 5:00 pm on Monday, June 7, 2021 at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton. Rev. Kene Whybrew will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral, from 4:00-5:00 pm at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton.

Memorials may be made to the Clifton Food Pantry.

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Monday, June 7, 2021

4:00 - 5:00pm (Eastern time)

Knapp Funeral Home - Clifton

415 N Main St, Clifton, IL 60927

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