Wilfred “Bill” Dennie was born on May 11, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois. He passed away peacefully in Barrington November 20, 2021 at the age of 93.
Bill attended Saint Dorthy Grammar School, DeLaSalle High School, and received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Northwestern University. His first job was with Standard Oil of Indiana in the Secretary's Department and was promoted to the Comptroller's Department. Bill was promoted to the Treasure's Department, transferred to the Human Resource Department, again promoted back to the Secretary's Department and later appointed to the position of Assistant Corporate Sectary of the Amoco Oil Company. He was transferred and promoted back to the Human Resource Department as Director of Benefit Plans and Policies and retired March 31, 1988. It was a great journey.
Bill was drafted into the Army in November of 1950. After basic training at Fort Leonard Wood he was sent to Ordnance School in Aberdine Proving Grounds in Aberdine, Maryland . He was then shipped to the Philippines and assigned to the 8144 Army Unit located just outside Cavite and assigned to the job of managing the Automotive Warehouse. He was discharged in September 1952.
Bill married Rosemary Condon on October 12, 1957. Rosemary Dennie passed away on June 20, 2 014 (due to Multiple Sclerosis). They had the most wonderful children – Denise, Deanne, Richard, Dawn and Michel. Plus two super son in laws – Jeff Almdale (Denise) and Bob Anderson (Deanne); 2 great daughter in laws – Alice (Rich) and Patrice (Mike). Rosemary and Bill had 10 wonderful grandchildren – Dana, Brooke, Brian (Veronica), Paige, Ryan, Megan, Olivia, Brett, Scott, Rachel;and 1 great granddaughter – Ruby. Plus three great guys – Scott, Todd and Jim; also niece Vickie Finn and nephew Gery Gilbo. He was truly blessed.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11am, Saturday, November 27 at Saint Anne Catholic Church, 120 N. Ela Street, Barrington. Visitation will be 10am until the time of the mass. Burial will be held privately. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the MS Society, www.nationalmssociety.org.
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