William K. Towle, 79, Pecatonica, IL died at 7:41 p.m., Sunday, December 25, 2016 in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford, IL after a brief illness.\r\n\r\nBorn October 31, 1937 in Sheboygan, WI the son of Mr. and Mrs. William and Adline (Schuman) Towle. He graduated from Random Lake High School. He married the former Sandy Jean Lehrke in Oregon, IL on May 6, 1974. She preceded him in death on April 9, 2000. He was employed as a truck driver for Schneider Trucking, where he achieved a million miles and various safety awards. He retired in 2002. He attended New Life Bible Church.\r\n\r\nSurvivors include daughter Cheryl (Richard) Bean; sons David (Emily) Towle and Dana (Connie) Horst; five grandchildren and special friend Pat Daly. He was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson and sister Lorraine Huston.\r\n\r\nFuneral ceremonies will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 30, 2016 in McCorkle Funeral Home-Pecatonica Chapel, 203 W Fifth Street, Pecatonica, IL with Pastor Tim Spickler of New Life Bible Church officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until time of ceremony Friday. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Oregon, IL.