William R. “Bill” Oettle, 74, of Champaign, formerly of Monticello, passed away at 4:40 AM, Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the Champaign County Nursing Home.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at the Bible Baptist Church 4001 W. Kirby Ave., Champaign with Pastor Dave Ashby and Pastor Mark Smith officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at the Bible Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Monticello Township Cemetery. Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello is handling the arrangements.

Bill was born on July 19, 1939 in Alton, IL, the son of Roy and Christine (Fisher) Oettle. He married Barb Lossman on July 27, 1974 in Monticello, IL.

Survivors include his wife; Barb Oettle of Champaign, children; Michael (Angela) Oakley of Fisher, Teresa (Chuck) Nelson of Monticello, and Richard (Julie) Oakley of Burnsville, Minnesota, grandchildren; Brittany Oakley, Brennan Oakley, Mitchell Oakley, SGT. Kylie (SGT. Charles “Chip”) Furstenau of Maryland, and SrA Ian (SrA Brianna) Nelson of Turkey. He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 sister (Orlyn Davis).

Bill was district manager with Custom Farm Seed and Hoblit Seed companies. Bill was a member of the Bible Baptist Church, Champaign, enjoyed softball and loved having his family around, especially treasuring the holidays. Memorials may be made to Bible Baptist Church. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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