Wilner “Bill” Hart was Vietnam Veteran, Train Enthusiast

Services have been scheduled for Wilner “Bill” Hart.

Services have been scheduled for Wilner “Bill” Hart.
Services have been scheduled for Wilner “Bill” Hart.

Wilner “Bill” Hart, passed away suddenly on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. He
was born in Akron Ohio on Dec. 12, 1945 to Jessica née George and Vaughan Hart. Upon graduation from Mundelein high school, Bill proudly served in the United States Army Signal Corp. in Vietnam. Bill received the National Defense Service Medal, and the Vietnam Service Medal with the Bronze Service Star.

After his tour of duty in Vietnam, he continued his education consisting of
real estate, construction, and building codes. Bill also served on the Fox Lake
School Board from 1983-1988. He was a past district chairman and past district
commissioner of the local Boy Scouts of America. Bill worked for the Village of
Fox Lake for 18 years, last serving as building commissioner until his
retirement in February of 2010. He had been a member of BOCA, The Northwest
Building Officials and Code Administration of Illinois and The Illinois Storm
Water Managers.

Bill enjoyed spending time with his family, boating on the Chain, was an
avid train enthusiast, including the building of his own garden railway. He was
a loving husband, supportive father and greatly enjoyed his grandson. He is
survived by his beloved wife Barbara née Davis, most adored daughter Yvonne
(Fiancé Major Scott Bissonnette), dear stepdaughters Heidi Cordina, Sharon
Cordina, most delightful grandson Brendan Cordina, and several nieces and
nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Dr. Timothy Hart, and sister Margaret Kelcey.

Visitation with service to follow, will be Saturday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel, located at 410 East Belvidere Road (Route 120), Grayslake, IL 60030, phone 847-223-8122. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Fox
Lake Fire Protection District, PO Box 237 Ingelside, IL 60041.

—Strang Funeral Chapel provided this information.


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