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William H. Knop

Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013 8:15 a.m. CDT

COAL CITY, Ill. — Mr. William H. Knop, 70, of Coal City, Ill., passed away on March 5, 2013, at his home.  A lifelong resident of the Joliet and Coal City area, Bill retired from ComEd after 35 years of service. He was also a lifelong Cubs and Bears fan, and a loving papa and dad.

He is survived by his wife, Janice; four children, Lisa (Scott) Heren, Christopher Knop, Ami (Mike) Ullrich. and Bill (Jen) Knop; three step-children; nine grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a sister, Willa Jean Aldworth; and his dog, Dupont.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Corinne (Eggert) Knop; his parents, Louise and William Knop; a sister, Mary Lou Hinspeter; and two brothers-in-law, Don Hinspeter and Vern Aldworth.

Cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial visitation will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at Ferrari Funeral Services (corner of Spring Road and Ferrari Drive) in Coal City. Inurnment will immediately follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Joliet.

Friends may sign the online guest book at

Memorial contributions in William’s name may be made to the Humane Society. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ferrari Funeral Services, 1044 Ferrari Dr., Coal City. For additional information, call (815) 634-4040.

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