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Obituaries

William E. Pitchford

DIXON – William Eugene Pitchford, 55, of Dixon, died Thursday, May 16, 2013, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.

William was born Aug. 20, 1957, in Dixon, the son of Herbert Pitchford and Doris (Garrison) Pitchford. He enjoyed fishing on the Rock River. Bill will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Survivors include one son, Benjamin (Jenna Quest) Pitchford of Dixon; one daughter, Sara Pitchford of DeKalb; his mother of Dixon; his father of Glencoe, Ark.; two brothers, Kevin Pitchford and James (Leslie) Pitchford, and one sister, Jeanne (Jack) Thomas, all of Dixon; the mother of his children, Irene Ramos of Kingston; and four grandchildren, Damyon Alvarado, and Josslyn, Jayda, and Benjamin Pitchford Jr. Bill also was expecting his fifth grandchild in December.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon.  The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon.

A memorial has been established.

Visit www.prestonschillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

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