GRAFTON - William Herman Senger, 79, died at 3:25 p.m., Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Alton Memorial Hospital.
He was born at home in Grafton, IL., on April 30, 1941, and was the son of William Herbert and Elizabeth (Girrulat) Senger.
He was raised in Grafton, and graduated in 1959 from Jersey Community High School in Jerseyville. At the age of 15 he began selling propane out of a1954 Packard, a venture that would prove to be his lifelong passion.
He owned and operated Senger Gas Company in Grafton, where he became affectionately known as "Propane Pete". He continued to grow the business throughout the years, purchasing his first bulk delivery truck in 1979. Through the years, he acquired many loyal customers who became friends, and was proud of the family business that he and his wife created.
He was a hard worker, fiercely loyal family man and friend, and was dedicated to his community, serving as a Grafton alderman from 1997 to 2005, and served as the Grafton City Treasurer from 2010 to 2015.
He married his lifelong partner, the former Marsha Miller on September 26, 1961 at the Ninth Street Presbyterian Church in Alton, and together they have shared 59 years of marriage, and created a family that consisted of their four children, and later, blessed with grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Surviving are his wife, Marsha Senger of Grafton; four children and their spouses, Jeff and Missy Senger, Barb and Randy Bollinger, Lisa and Fred Ingrim, and Sara Senger, all of Grafton; nine grandchildren and their spouses, Anna Senger and her companion, Ryan Karns of San Diego, Ca., Abbi Senger and AndrewSenger both of Grafton, Ryan and Byranna Bollinger, Kyle Bollinger and his fiance', Courtney Walsh, and Alexis and Garrett Tepen all of Grafton,
Whitley and Josh Loesche of St. Louis, Mo., Haley Cope and her companion, Robert Herbstreit of Rosewood Heights, and Kelyn Cope, and his companion, Lindsey Ewing of Pacific, Mo.; five great grandchildren, Peyton, Arianna, Vera, Bentley and Langston; a sister, Elizabeth "Betty" Narup of Mesquite, Texas; and a sister in-law, Joyce Senger of Grafton.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert "Bob" Senger; and a nephew, Thomas "Tommy" Senger.
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, private visitation and funeral services were held at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, on Saturday, January 2, 2021, with Rev. Tom Foster officiating.
He was laid to rest in the Scenic Hill Cemetery in Grafton.
Memorials may be given to the Grove Memorial Park in Grafton, and will be used to erect a permanent memorial bench in his honor.
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