GREENVILLE, Illinois – GL Kimball of rural Greenville, aged 87, died at 6:58 p.m. on Thursday evening, September 9, 2021, at HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville, Illinois.
The memorial service took place on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 11:00 a.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. The burial in Waite Cemetery followed. The visitation took place one hour before, 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.
Monuments can be erected at Waite Cemetery or the Bond County Humane Society.
GL Kimball, the son of Guerdon Wesley and Mary Clarice (Dowthitt) Kimball, was born on October 30, 1933 in Ashmore, township in Coles County, Illinois. GL attended local schools and graduated from Madison High School in Madison, Illinois. He then studied business administration at Southern Illinois University in Alton, Illinois. He also attended the law school at St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri.
After graduation, he worked for the IRS for 1 ½ years and later became an insurance appraiser. He and his wife owned and operated AIT insurance for over 15 years. GL worked for the Local Labor Union 520 as a production engineer in Mitchell, Illinois. GL was teaching part-time in Granite City, Illinois and was happy to help the students.
GL and Joyce (Mayer) were married on June 11, 1955 in their parents ‘and grandparents’ home in Havre, Montana. They enjoyed 66 years of marriage.
GL served our country in the United States Air Force, joining on May 15, 1953. He served four years and rose to the rank of staff sergeant on April 1, 1956. He was honorably discharged on May 14, 1957. GL was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
His wife Joyce survived; Son Lawrence Anthony Kimball and wife Bonnie from Urbana, Illinois and four grandchildren, Jason Kimball and wife Amanda from Evans, Georgia, Steven Kimball and wife Molly from Chicago, Illinois, Jared Kimball and wife Ezgi from Chicago, Illinois and Mary Pieri and husband Andrew from Nashville, Tennessee; he is a loving great grandfather of seven.
In death he was preceded by his parents, grandson Tyler Kimball and his three sisters JoAnn Kimball Boston, Juanita Carol Vaughn and Charlotte Louise Feagin.