William R. “Bill” Guelzo, age 70, of McHenry, died unexpectedly, Sunday, December 31, 2017, at Centegra Hospital-McHenry. He was born April 30, 1947 in Fort Wayne, IN to William C. And Helen M. (Nickelson) Guelzo. On August 3, 1998, he married Sylvia Santos in Fossil Park, CO.
Bill was a valued customer service manager for OMC in Waukegan for 29 years and 10 months. In 2009, he retired from the BRP Company. Bill was also a NRA instructor and an active member of the McHenry Masonic Lodge #158 AF & AM. He was an avid boater on the Chain-O-Lakes, and in Lake Norfolk when he vacationed in Mountain Home, AR.
Bill is survived by his wife of 19 years, Sylvia; three children, Lori Yttri, Christina (Allen) Lear, Tim (Sally) Santos; eight grandchildren, Ariana, Taliyah, Nathan, Anthony, Garrett, Gabriel, Adilynn, Julian William; five great-grandchildren; and his brother, Stephen (Lisa) Guelzo.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his first wife, Karin in 1992.
Friends and neighbors may gather for a memorial visitation from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. The Masonic Rite will be at 4:30 p.m.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, Bill’s family suggests memorials to The Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, 2211 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60707.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for his family.