William Henry Weller (September 7, 1950 – November 11, 2022) was born in Joliet, Illinois to Leonard “Brownie” Weller and Lucy Mae Redmon. He grew up in Plainfield, Illinois with his brother and sister, where he enjoyed an idyllic childhood on the family farm. Bill graduated from Plainfield High School in 1968, and then enrolled at Culver-Stockton College, where in 1972, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology. Bill was always moved by an adventurous spirit, and post-graduation, he traveled throughout the United States to pursue his heart’s desires. After these excursions away, he returned to his beloved hometown of Plainfield to seek new challenges and care for family.
Bill’s independence and pioneering spirit turned to entrepreneurship, and he pursued many successful ventures throughout his career. After discovering an untapped market for transportation to O’Hare and Midway airports, Bill started Plainfield Limousine. His company began as just himself: one car, and a phone and notebook on a card table in his mother’s house. Soon, Plainfield Limousine grew to a fleet of vehicles and drivers throughout the 1980s and 1990s. His business even expanded to a limousine repair garage to service his growing enterprise.
Bill vacationed often in Fort Myers, and vowed that when the time was right, he would retire to the Florida Gulf. He lived that dream, and for many years, relaxed near the water and met new circles of friends among his fellow retirees in the area. A few years ago, Bill relocated to Port Orange, Florida, where he passed. Bill is survived by his companion, Sharon Nicoletti; brother James L. Weller and sister-in-law Mary Weller; nephews James R. Weller, Christopher Siepmann, Daniel Siepmann, and William Siepmann; brother-in-law, Dennis Siepmann; and close cousins, Richard and Carol McElroy. He joins his parents; his sister Barbara Weller; and grandparents, William (Bill) and Jessie Weller. Bill lived a life of drive and self-reliance, and seized every opportunity that came his way. His easy and affable style brought newcomers close, and earned many lifelong friends. Bill’s charm to all, and devotion to loved ones, will always be deeply missed by those lucky enough to know his smile.