Visitation: There will be no visitation.

SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Elizabeth, Ill. The Rev. Christopher Kuhn will be officiating.

GALENA, Ill. — William B. “Bill” O’Brien, 69, of Galena and formerly of LaGrange, Ill., died Sunday at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque.

He was born July 2, 1936, in Chicago to Bernard I. and Marie B. O’Brien. He married Janice Fisher on April 8, 1961, at St. Mary’s Church, Elizabeth.

He attended Mater Del Rosa High School, Hillside, Ill., graduating in 1954. He attended DePaul University, Chicago, for two years.

He served in the Illinois National Guard.

He was a licensed insurance broker in the Chicago area.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Scott (Diana) O’Brien of Jackson, Wyo.; one daughter, Mrs. Cathy (Paul) Horn of LaGrange; one grandchild; one brother, Robert (Mary Lou) O’Brien of Tampa, Fla.; one cousin, Marion Walsh; mother in-law, Genevieve Fisher of Elizabeth; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter.

Death date: March 19, 2006