William Aaron “Bill” Armstrong, 69, of Louisville, KY passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016.
Originally from the town of Danvers, Illinois, he was born to the late Leland and Alice Harvey Armstrong. He was a champion baseball player in high school and at Millikin College a baseball and basketball player, a long-time member of the North Danvers Mennonite Church, who loved playing sports and was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs. He was the leader of New Horizons Divorce Recovery Group, where he helped many people through one of life’s most difficult challenge. He was the type of person who had never met a stranger and had a great zest for life. All who knew him truly loved him. Ham and Christmas were two of his favorite things. His buddies called him “Armie”.
Bill is survived by his loving daughter, Erin Armstrong (John Vaeth); sister, Nancy Reed (Larry); brother, Jim Armstrong (Donna); and a host of relatives and friends.
Visitation will be 1-6pm Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Newcomer Funeral Home, 235 Juneau Drive in Louisville, Ky., with service to follow at 6pm. Visitation in Danvers, Illinois will be 11am-1pm C.D.T. on Monday, August 22, 2016 with service to follow at 1pm at the North Danvers Mennonite Church, 5517 E 1950 North Rd, Danvers, IL 61732. Rev. Brian Johnson will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Park Lawn Cemetery in Danvers.
He had been in the care of Hosparus in the Palliative Care Unit for the last 2 weeks, and thanks to the brilliant staff at Baptist East, was completely pain free and peaceful in the end.
Local arrangements Otto-Argo-Calvert Memorial Home, Danvers, IL