William “Bill” Tourville

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William Laclede “Bill” Tourville, 86, of Freeburg, IL, born September 16, 1933, in East St. Louis, IL, died Saturday, December 7, 2019, at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Bill was a CPA having worked as a financial controller and chief financial officer throughout his career. He worked for various companies in the area including Blue Cross Blue Shield, McDonnell Douglas, Boeing, Arch Mineral Coal and finally as a self-employed CPA before his retirement. He was involved heavily in the mentoring of younger CPA’s. After retirement he worked for his son-in-law at Slocomb Dental Lab, Belleville, IL. Bill served on several boards in the community, belonged to the National Society of CPA’s, and was the former post commander of the American Legion Post 58 at Freedom Farm, Freeburg, IL. He was a United States Army veteran and served on the 101st Airborne in Fort Campbell, KY.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Elsie, nee Jones, Tourville; a brother, Frank Tourville; two sisters, Shirley King and Ida Ginter; and two brothers-in-law, Doug Burden and Richard Quayle.

Surviving are his wife of nearly 60 years, Ann Louise, nee Voyles, Tourville, whom he married on December 17, 1960;
his loving daughter, Patty (John) Slocomb of Freeburg, IL;
his devoted grandson, Steffan Slocomb of Freeburg, IL;
six sisters, Dixie Burden, Mary (Craig) Borowiak, Midge Quayle,
Annie Tourville, Cora (Terry) Hunt, Yvonne (Bill) Harris;
four brothers, James (Maxine) Tourville, Louis (Barbara) Tourville,
Bob (Jeaninne) Tourville, and John (Joyce) Tourville,
countless nieces and nephews;
and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Memorials may be made to Siteman Cancer Center for Lymphoma Research or to the Disabled American Veterans. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to Noon Friday, December 13, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at Noon Friday, December 13, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.



4 Comments on William “Bill” Tourville

Bob Tourville said : Guest Report Dec 12, 2019 at 3:23 PM

The loss of a family member is never easy. Our brother Bill’s passing has left a tremendous void in our family and in our hearts. Bill has been the foundation of the Tourville family for many years. His integrity, honor, compassion and wisdom made him a man we could all look up to. He believed in fairness, service to his country and others, education and family. Everyone who met him was enriched. The example he set was often the benchmark we all used to measure the success of our own lives. We have lost so much more than just a brother. He was also our surrogate father, our mentor, our advisor and our friend. For Bill, family was always first. His love for his wife Ann, his daughter Patty, his grandson Steffan and all of his brother and sisters lives on in our love for one another. Our love for him and his love for us transcends earthly bonds. We can continue to honor his memory by showing that same love and compassion to one another, for it is that enduring love that will keep his memory alive. God speed, brother Bill. Until we meet again…. Love, your brother Bob

  • Brooklyn Center
  • Minnesota
Debbie blaylock said : Guest Report Dec 11, 2019 at 5:19 PM

Thoughts and prayers for Patty and Aunt Ann. Many happy memories. Love you all so much. I’m out of town. But I will make donation in his name to DAV.

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  • Il
Georgia Huelsman said : Guest Report Dec 11, 2019 at 11:29 AM

Keeping you all in my prayers during this even more difficult time. Bill was such a gentle, kind soul, someone that you like the minute you meet. These days will be challenging and I pray for your strength and healing. Hold tight to wonderful memories of a great man.

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  • IL
Bob Barber said : Guest Report Dec 10, 2019 at 1:26 PM

I express my sincere condolences to Ann, Patty, Steffan, Bill's siblings, and all who Loved Him. Please take comfort in knowing that Bill rests in the Arms of Our Precious Savior; Jesus Christ. Absent from The Body - Present with Our Lord. Rest in Peace Bill, until we reunite in that Beautiful place called; Heaven. I will miss You Greatly. Love, Cousin Bob Barber

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