William (Bill) Walter Bercaw

William (Bill) Walter Bercaw, 59, of Springfield, Illinois passed away on November 12, 2022 after a hard fought battle with lung cancer.
Bill was born on January 13, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois to Berry Weber Bercaw and Mary Carolyn Williams Bercaw who proceeded him in death. Bill married Crystal Blakley Bercaw on January 14, 1994 in Chicago Heights, Illinois. Bill is survived by his wife, Crystal; a daughter, Katelyn Bercaw of Ivins, Utah; a son, Benjamin Bercaw of Little Rock Arkansas; a sister, Cindy Bercaw of Eastlake, Ohio and his two beloved dogs, Norm and Max.
Bill served with the United States Army Reserves for six years. After graduating from Millikin University with a degree in Marketing, he pursued a career in law enforcement retiring from the Illinois State Police Technical Investigations Unit.
Bill loved spending time with his family traveling and all things outdoors especially enjoying the Boundary Waters in Ely, MN. He was also passionate about wood working and custom made all the cabinetry for their Minnesota home on Farm Lake. Bill was also known for his witty dry sense of humor. He will be missed by many family and friends.
Visitation is Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 9:30 am with the Funeral Service starting at 11:00 am. All services will be held at Rochester Christian Church in Rochester, Illinois with Pastor Brad Ferris officiating. Memorials can be made to Rochester Christian Church in Rochester, IL or Camp Voyageur, PO Box 420, Ely MN 55731. Wilson Park Funeral Home in Rochester, Illinois are in charge of the arrangements.