William George Oerly, 80 years old of Lake Villa, IL passed away peacefully Sunday, May 31, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was born January 26, 1940 in Overton, MO, the son of the late Raymond and Emma (nèe Jenry) Oerly. After graduating high school, Bill enlisted in the U.S. Airforce and was stationed at Misawa Airbase in Japan. He had flown numerous re-con missions over Vietnam for the next six years. After his discharge from the Air Force, he attended DeVry Institute, Chicago, IL and worked for 30 years in Computer Technology for I.B.M. Bill was an active member of the Antioch VFW Post 4551 (where he served as Post Commander many times), the Antioch American Legion Post #748, PLAV, and DAV. Bill was also active in the Boy Scout Community throughout his life. He was a great husband, father, and grandfather. On December 31, 2008, he married Janice Moritz.
Survivors include his wife, Janice; two sons, Eric (Cynthia) Oerly and Dennis (Akemi) Oerly; a step-daughter, Janann (Eric) Rudisill; four grandchildren, Leanin, Gabriel, Hunter, and Lane; his siblings, James Oerly, Sharon Premer, and Shirley Hein; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by brothers-in-law, Coach Premer and Ronald Hein.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the CDC guidelines, a Celebration of Bill's Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Antioch VFW Post 4551 75 North Ave Antioch, IL 60002 are appreciated in Bill's memory. Arrangements were entrusted to the Strang Funeral Home, 1055 Main St., Antioch, IL 60002. Please sign the online guest book at www.strangfh.com.