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Bill Thoman

November 12, 1942 ~ January 21, 2020 (age 77)

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William “Bill” Thoman, age 77 of Huntley, raised in Mount Prospect, passed away January 21, 2020 at his home. He was born November 12, 1942 in Oak Park, the son of William H. Sr. and Gertrude (Rogers) Thoman.
    Bill married the love of his life Gloria (Busse) Thoman on October 12, 1964 and spent 55 years together. He was raised in Cicero and Mount Prospect and later moved to Algonquin where Bill and Gloria raised their two sons, Scott and Chris, and later retired, moving to Huntley.
    He enjoyed many careers paths from working in the sheet metal trade to owning the sports bar, Briar Rose in Algonquin to then starting an auto glass business with his son Scott which he owned for 26 years. In his spare time, Bill liked going to their cabin up north, taking road trips, fishing wherever he could, and watching their grandchildren’s soccer games.  
He is survived by his wife, Gloria; his loving sons, Scott (Andrea) Thoman and Chris (Sylvia) Thoman; his cherished grandchildren, Bryan and Brandon Thoman, and his dear friends.
    Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at Willow Funeral Home, 1415 W. Algonquin Rd., (one mile east of Randall Rd.) Algonquin/Lake in the Hills. Additional visitation for family and friends is on Monday, January 27, 2020 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 100 S. School St., Mount Prospect beginning at 9:30am and concluding with a service at 10:30am. Interment will immediately follow at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Mount Prospect.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Bill’s name may be directed to Animal House Shelter, 13005 Ernesti Rd., Huntley, IL 60142. For more information, call 847-961-5541 or go to

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January 26, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Willow Funeral Home
1415 W. Algonquin Road
Algonquin, IL 60102

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