William "Joe" Polonius, 85, of Benld, IL, died at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, O'Fallon, IL on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 11:50 am. He was born July 8, 1934, in Benld, IL to Michael D. Polonius & Lelia (Hayes) Polonius. Joe graduated from Benld High School in 1952. Joe was a veteran of the US Army after having served from 1957-1958. He was retired after having been a math teacher and a basketball coach in Livingston and Bunker Hill. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. William was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Danny Polonius, Harry Polonius, sisters, Sue Ella Lysakowski and Rita Strobbe. Joe's family welcomes his friends, former students and basketball players to his services. The visitation will be on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at Kravanya Funeral Home in Benld, IL from 10:00 am until 11:00 am. Funeral services are Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 11:00 am at Kravanya Funeral Home in Benld, IL. Burial will be at Benld Cemetery, Benld, IL. Memorials are suggested to Adopt A Pet or Bunker Hill Elementary Sports. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at www.kravanyafuneral.com. Kravanya Funeral Home, Benld, IL is in charge of the arrangements.
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