Bill served his country in the United States Navy. He later worked for the Illinois Power Company for 37 years. He was a lifelong member of St. Peter Cathedral Church. Bill was also a member of the VFW, Belleville-Swansea Moose Lodge, and the Catholic War Veterans. He was an avid Althoff high school sports fan and especially loved watching his grandkids play sports. Bill was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, he will be greatly missed by his family.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Alois V. and Rosa M., nee Eppel, Hoernis; his son in infancy, Jeffery S. Hoernis; a brother, Allen Hoernis; a sister-in-law, Sue Hoernis; and his fur babies.
He is survived by his loving wife of almost 60 years, Jeanette M., nee Renneker, Hoernis, whom he married on December 1, 1962;
a son, Timothy M. Hoernis;
two daughters, Pamela (John) Fischer and Sandra (Bob) Quirin;
three grandchildren, Evan, Elly, and Ethan Fischer;
two dogs, Sissy and Lucy;
and dear nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, November 21, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Memorial: Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, November 21, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Burial will be held at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Belleville, IL.