Lincoln “Bill” Marincic, age 87, died Saturday morning at Aperion Care Center in Spring Valley. He was the son of the late Johanna and John Marincic, growing up in Jonesville with his two sisters and three brothers. He was a graduate of La Salle -Peru Township High school, class of 1950.
On June 11, 1955, he married Carole Smithson at St Roch’s Church in La Salle. They were married only a year when he was drafted into the Army, and served his country in Korea, achieving the rank of Corporal. He worked in the Marincic family businesses, Shine’s Tap and Valley View Motel, Gold Award Products, then Huntsman Chemical Corporation until his retirement. Bill and Carole shared 54 years of marriage together.
He was very interested in the history of La Salle County, and his hobby was collecting Memorabilia from estate and garage sales. He loved dogs, especially his canine companion Casey, who kept him company after Carole died in 2010. He likes to tell stories and enjoyed a good conversation. He was proud of his Slovenian heritage and loved a good piece of potica. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.
Survivors include his two sons, Gregory Marincic of Peru and Scott Marincic, five Grandchildren Brian Marincic of Springfield, Virginia, Andrea (Fred) Alaimo of Chicago, Ben Marincic of Elgin, Katie Marincic of Joliet, and Erin (Eric) Dobis of Griffith, IN, two great-grandchildren, Talia and Rocco Alaimo and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Carole, two sisters, Molly (Roy) Chapman and Rosemary (John) Prazen, three brothers, John (Yvonne), Paul (Marge), and Albert (Mickey) Marincic.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM Saturday, September 25, 2021, at St Patrick Church La Salle. The Rev Thomas Otto will officiate. Burial will in St Vincent Cemetery with Military honors. Visitation will be from 9:00-11:00 AM Saturday in the church. Arrangements are entrusted to Ptak Funeral home.
Pallbearers will be grandsons Brian and Ben Marincic, nephews Dan, Tim, and Jeff Puetz, Fred Alaimo, and Eric Dobis.
Online condolences and memories may be shared at PtakFH.com