William Taapken, age 69, of Ashland, passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at his residence.

William was born on September 20, 1949 in Ashland, IL, the son of Russell and Edith   Taapken.

He is survived by his sons, William Taapken, Jr., Alexander Taapken, and Jacob Taapken; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Washington “Bub” Taapken; sister, June; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

William was a maintenance manager for several companies.  He was a “Jack of All Trades” and was an avid “Junker”.

A private burial will be held at Bethel Cemetery and a Celebration of Life for William will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to “William Taapken Memorial Fund” to help pay for the funeral expenses.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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