William M. “Bill” Bybee


STILLMAN VALLEY – William M. “Bill” Bybee, 60, longtime Stillman Valley area resident, died suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 in Swedish-American Hospital, Rockford. Born Feb. 27, 1957 in Rochelle the son of Robert C. and Dolores (Glover) Bybee.

Married to Kathy Henry June 17, 1978 in Rochelle. Bill was a 1975 graduate of Rochelle High School and obtained a degree in Agricultural Mechanics from Kishwaukee College. He was employed at Schafer Gear Works in Roscoe since 2010. Bill enjoyed his Harley-Davidson, cooking and grilling, and being with his grandchildren.

Survived by his wife, Kathy; son, Jason Bybee of Rochelle; daughters: Kelly Bybee of Loves Park and Mandy Bybee of Odessa, Texas; grandchildren: Mackenzie, Gabe, Wylie and Coyie; brothers: Tom (Pat) Bybee of Valdosta, Ga., and Joe (Pam) Bybee of Lee; and sister, Barb (John) McMullan of West Lafayette, Ind.

Predeceased by his parents.

A visitation was held 4-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15 at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Stillman Valley concluding with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.  

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