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William "Bill" Munn

September 28, 1941 ~ November 6, 2017 (age 76)

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November 9, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Solon-Telford Funeral Home
301 S. Park St.
Streator, Illinois 61364

Funeral Service
November 10, 2017

11:00 AM
Solon-Telford Funeral Home
301 S. Park St.
Streator, Illinois 61364

  William “Bill” Munn of Streator, passed from this life to his heavenly home on Monday. 

  Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Friday at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator. 

  Visitation will be from 4-7 P.M. Thursday at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator.

  Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Streator. 

  Bill was born the son of Jack and Ludvina “Babe” Munn.  He married Jackie Cole in 1985.  She preceded him in death in 2010.

  He is survived by his step-daughters, Angela (Wayne) Bullock and Faith (Scott) Kovall; a step-son Craig (Paula) Benckendorf; his son, John Phillips; adopted-son Scott Phillips; a brother Terry Munn; and grandchildren.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Jackie (Cole) Munn, step-son Mitchell Benckendorf and sister Lynn Clay. 

  He attended Streator schools and graduated from Knox College with a BA in Sociology.  He earned an MFA with Highest Honors from the famous University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop.

He taught at the University of Iowa, Troy State University and Beloit College. He returned to the University of Iowa where he served as one of the very first Athletic Academic Advisors for the University of Iowa’s Athletic Department.  He was a co-founder of the National Athletic Academic Advisors Association during his tenure at Iowa.  Later he owned and operated his own consulting business and served at various managerial levels for automobile dealerships in Illinois, Texas, and Ohio.  He worked at Peabody Myers (Vactor Manufacturing) in various roles including Regional Manager and Industrial Sales Manager; following Federal Signal’s acquisition of that company, Mr. Munn served as Product Manager, National Sales Manager, Director of Business Development, Director of Industrial Sales, and upon his retirement in 2006 had served as Group Director of Product and Sales Training.  He established his own consulting and training business and wrote and published 54321: A Journey to A Sale.

  Bill enriched and blessed the lives of everyone he met.  His infectious smile, heart of gold, one-of-a-kind sense of humor and unending love for his family and friends will be missed by all.

  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.


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