October 14, 1958 – Thursday, April 5, 2012
Hillcrest United Methodist Church
Saturday, April 21, 2012
William “Bill” Henry Jess, age 53, of Rockford passed away at his residence on Thursday, April 5, 2012.
He was born on October 14, 1958 in Jefferson, Iowa the son of Fred H. & Velva Mae Hanson Jess.
Bill was formerly employed in the field of computer-automated design and information services.
He loved the out of doors, especially hiking, biking, camping and cooking over an open fire.
Bill enjoyed reading, especially about science, history and aviation.
He was also a skilled baker, carpenter and photographer.
Survived by his brothers and a sister: Richard (Mary) Jess of Hove, England and twin brother: Brian Jess of Honolulu, Hawaii and Margaret (Thomas) Spear of Bloomington; two nieces: Sarah Spear and Kate (Ryan) Grittman; his girlfriend Melissa and long-time, close friend Joe and many other friends and co-workers.
Preceded in death by his parents.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at Hillcrest United Methodist Church, 9100 Russell Avenue S., in Bloomington.
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family.