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William Galindo

January 10, 1958 — January 25, 2016

William "Billy" Galindo, Jr. passed away on Monday, January 25, 2016 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria

Billy (Rambo) was born on January 10, 1958 in Peoria the son of William and Mary (Ramos) Galindo, Sr.

Billy is survived by his loving family, his siblings, Marcia (Russ) Mudd of Chillicothe, Diana (Jerry Martinez) Crothers of Tempe AZ, Jon Galindo of Phoenix AZ, Carmen (Jeff) Jenkins of Chillicothe, Kathy (Jim) Stenger of Kickapoo, Tony ( Michelle Pomberg) Galindo of Chillicothe, Jamie Galindo of Chillicothe, and daughter Kelsey Orr of Chillicothe (who brought joy and youth to Billy's life) and many nieces and nephews that brought Billy many happy times and memories. He is preceded in death by his parents.
Billy worked for over 35 years as the Physical Education Teacher at St. Edward Catholic School in Chillicothe, where he was loved by both kids and teachers alike. He also worked for a short time at Proctor Hospital as a Alcohol and Dependency Counselor, and American Family Insurance.
Billy has received the Pere' Marquette Award for his dedicated service with the Catholic Church. Billy was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 427; Youth Minister at St. Edward Catholic Church; and a member of the Life Saviors. He was also a former member of the Optimist Club, Chillicothe Jaycees and the Coalition for the Disabled.

Some of Billy's biggest accomplishment were graduating from Bradley University, raising Kelsey Orr, and teaching at St Edward School. He considered all the children of St Edward School to be his kids. As an honored classmate of the class of "1977" he was bestowed the Billy Galindo Inspiration Award. His classmates felt he was an inspiration and role model for current and future students. The Billy Inspiration Award which will now become the Billy Galindo Scholarship given to a high school senior.
Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation for Billy from 3-7:00 PM on Thursday evening, January 28, 2016 at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home, Chillicothe. The Recitation of the Rosary will be conducted at 2:00 pm prior to the visitation at the funeral home. A funeral mass will be held on Friday morning at 11:00 am at St. Edwards Catholic Church in Chillicothe with visitation one hour prior to the service time. Celebrating the mass will be Fr. Keith Walder and Fr. Tom Otto. Homilist will be Deacon Gregory Luigi Serangeli. Burial will be in the Chillicothe City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Billy Galindo Inspiration Scholarship Fund or to St Edward School for the IT program.

Billy's online memorial website may be viewed at


JAN 28. 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (CST)

Weber-Hurd Funeral Home
1107 North Fourth Street
Chillicothe, IL 61523


JAN 28. 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)

Weber-Hurd Funeral Home
PO Box 294
Chillicothe, IL 61523


JAN 29. 11:00 AM (CST)

St. Edward Catholic Church
1216 N Sixth Street
Chillicothe, IL 61523

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