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Dr. William (Bill) G. Kammlade

April 2, 1925 ~ February 20, 2018 (age 92)

Dr. William G. (Bill) Kammlade, Jr., 92, of Marion, IL and Estes Park, CO  died February 20, 2018 in Marion, Illinois. He was born in Champaign, IL April 2, 1925 the son of Dr. Wm. G.  Kammlade, Sr. and Mary (Bell) Kammlade.  He married Helen Louise Sieferman in Urbana, IL June 13, 1948. She preceded him in death on May 30, 1994.  He was also preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Nancy K. Leimgruber and grandson, Matthew Leimgruber.


On March 12, 2010 he married Mary Andrea Woods of Des Moines, Iowa. She survives.   He is also survived by his son John G. (Candy) Kammlade of Ft. Collins, CO and daughter Marilyn K. (William) Litchfield of Newark, DE,  grandchildren, Brian (Lori) Litchfield, David (Lindsey) Litchfield, Scott (Amelia) Kammlade, Sara (Will) Hickley, great-grandchildren Kayla, Eddie and Michael Litchfield, and son-in-law, Richard M. Leimgruber of St. Louis, MO.


After serving in the US Navy in WWII, he graduated with honors from and was awarded a Wright Fellowship for doctoral studies at the University of Illinois, along with other academic and scientific honorary recognitions and memberships.  He revised and co-authored with his father an internationally recognized text in Livestock Production, held miscellaneous patents and served on the faculties of Texas A&M University, Southern Illinois University, and invitational Fulbright guest professorships at the University of Gottingen, Germany and the University of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia.


He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Carbondale and recently attended the Aldersgate Methodist Church of Marion, IL. He was especially fond of his pets and had a very understanding way with animals.  Enjoyment of his family and close friendships, many far ranging academic, scientific and business interests, history, art, travel, photography and observing and appreciating the beauties of nature, all provided for his feeling of having lived a very interesting, rewarding and fortunate life.  He was a most memorable,  charming, and kind man. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.


A memorial service will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery, Urbana, Illinois at 10:30 am Saturday, April 21, 2018.


Memorials may be made to the VA Community Living Center at 2401 West Main Street, Marion, Illinois 62959 for the use of resident’s needs.   

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