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Dr. William F. Bevan, III, Deacon

July 30, 1936 — December 25, 2022

Joliet

Dr. William F. Bevan, III, Deacon

Age 86 and a lifelong resident of Joliet, Illinois went to eternity on December 25, 2022.

Born July 30, 1936 in Joliet, William was a son of Dr. William F., II and Marguerite (Furlong) Bevan. He was proud to have been the great grandson of Fred Bevan, a Roman Catholic who came from England; served in the Civil War, and is laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery in Kankakee, Illinois, as well as Herman Welch who emigrated from Germany; also served in the Civil War, and is laid to rest in St. Joseph Cemetery in Cabery, Illinois.

A graduate of St. Raymond’s Grade School (1950), Joliet Catholic High School (1954), Joliet Junior College and Lewis University, William completed his post graduate work at Northern Illinois University and Marquette University. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Loyola University, and post graduate work at the University of Michigan Dental College. Dr. Bevan practiced Dentistry in Joliet with his father, Dr. William F. Bevan, II for 53 years, a practice his grandfather started in 1896.

Dr. Bevan was a life member of the American and Illinois Dental Society; past president of the Will County Dental Society; life member of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, and was a member of The Catholic League.  

Baptized at Sacred Heart Church in Joliet, William received his First Holy Communion, Confirmation and was ordained a Deacon at the Cathedral of St. Raymond’s. He was assigned a Deacon at St. Paul Catholic Church in Joliet, and most recently at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Coal City.

Deacon Bevan will lay in state at the Cathedral of St. Raymond, 604 North Raynor Avenue in Joliet on Thursday, January 5, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. until time of 7:00 p.m. Vigil Service. Funeral services will follow on Friday morning, January 6, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. in the Cathedral. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with Reverend Michael Lane presiding and Deacon Karl Huebner assisting.

Those wishing to participate in the services virtually are welcome to join the live-stream available through this memorial page. The event will also be available on-demand following the services.

Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville, where he will be laid to rest with his parents.

Pallbearers will be fellow Joliet Diocesan Deacons. Honorary Pallbearers are John Cronin, Jim Sefcik, Art Hrvatin, David Skorupa, Jim Skorupa, John Rems, Tom Grohar, and classmates from the Joliet Catholic graduating Class of 1954.

In lieu of flowers, Masses are preferred.

Family and friends are encouraged to log onto www.ReevesFuneral.com to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Deacon Bevan’s memorial page.

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves and Baskerville Funeral Homes. (815-634-2125)

To send flowers to the family in memory of Dr. William F. Bevan, III, Deacon, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Lie in State

Thursday, January 5, 2023

4:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

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Vigil Service

Thursday, January 5, 2023

7:00 - 7:30pm (Central time)

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Lie in State

Friday, January 6, 2023

9:45 - 10:45am (Central time)

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, January 6, 2023

11:00am - 12:00pm (Central time)

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Burial

Friday, January 6, 2023

12:30 - 1:00pm (Central time)

Resurrection Catholic Cemetery of Joliet Diocese

200 West Romeo Road, Romeoville, IL 60446

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