William "Bill" J. Sanders

September 1, 1952 ~ June 27, 2021 (age 68)


William J. “Bill” Sanders passed away Sunday, June 27, 2021. Loving Father of Aaron (Christina) Sanders and Ryan Sanders. Beloved son of the late Raymond and Peggy Sanders. Fond Grandfather of Olivia, Ayden, and Avery Sanders. Great Grandfather of Kamilla Avonna. Man’s best friend of Mako.

Dear Brother of Raymond (Jeannie) Sanders, Sharon (the late Joseph) Huss and Peggy (the late Raymond) Kaczmarek. Fond Uncle and Friend of many. Former wife Deborah Sanders. Extended family Eugenia, Taylor and Tori Scavone

Family and Friends are to gather for the Visitation Tuesday, July 6, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 PM at Russo Hillside Chapels, 4500 Roosevelt Road, Hillside, Illinois 60162 (between Mannheim and Wolf Road). Funeral to follow Wednesday, July 7, 2021 9:00 a.m. from Russo’s Hillside Chapels to St. John of the Cross Roman Catholic Church, 5005 Wolf Road, Western Springs, Illinois. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated promptly at 11:00 a.m. Interment Private.

In lieu of flowers please follow the instructions on this link to make a memorial contribution in Bill’s name. Bill was the Director of Sales at Johnstone Supply Niles Group and  a member of Chicago Blackhawks Alumni Association and the American Football Coaches Foundation. For additional information call (708) 449-5300. Please visit Bill’s personal tribute website at and sign his guestbook.

Despite new CDC guidelines, Effective May 13, 2021, Russo’s Hillside Chapels requires ALL INDIVIDUALS entering the Funeral Home, regardless of your vaccination status, to wear a mask or facial covering.


Please refrain from bringing food or beverages into the funeral home.  The coffee room is not available at this time.

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American Legion Service
July 1, 2021

4:00 PM

July 6, 2021

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Russo's Hillside Chapels
4500 Roosevelt Road
Hillside, IL 60162

Mass of Christian Burial
July 7, 2021

11:00 AM
St. John of the Cross Catholic Church
5005 Wolf Road
Western Springs, IL 60558

Interment Private

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