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William "BJ" J. Elias

William “BJ” J. Elias, 52, of Streator passed away Thursday (November 19, 2020) at OSF St. Josephs Medical Center, Bloomington.

Following cremation, a private family service will be held at the Winterrowd Funeral Home. A public graveside services will be Wednesday at 3PM Riverview Cemetery.

BJ was born on June 13, 1968 in Streator. He married Alison Moore on February 26, 2007. She survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Devin Faye Elias of Streator, step-son Blaine Parcher of Streator, father- and mother-in-law, Bruce & Poonie Moore of Streator, sister-in-law Amy (Jerry) Persinger of Streator, brothers-in-law Josh (Kristi) Moore of Graymont and Bruce Moore of Streator, and a nephew Brody Elias.

He is preceded in death by his father, Don Elias.

BJ graduated from Streator High School in 1986 and Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 1990. He formerly owned and operated Elias Funeral Home. BJ enjoyed golfing, watching the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs and his daughter’s sporting events.

Memorials may be made to his daughters educational fund C/O@ Streator Onized Credit Union.

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So sorry and sad to hear about BJ. A reminder that life is too short. I have fond memories in band all though junior high and high school even though I wasnt in the percussion section. He had an infectious smile. Our prayers are with your wife and daughter.

Brenda (Pierce) and Steve Flattum Nov 29 2020 12:00 AM

BJ, Your genuine and friendly personality with that big smile will always be remembered and thought of often by many many people. That's real. RIP BJ. May your soul always shine bright

Christa Ward Nov 23 2020 12:00 AM

Prayers for comfort and peace to all BJ left behind. At heart, I'm confident he was always the kind, smiley guy from high school.

Sandi Nov 22 2020 12:00 AM

I miss growing up with you and riding bikes in your neighborhood. Wish we could have kept in touch as we got older. Miss you my cousin!!

Stefanie N Ritter Nov 22 2020 12:00 AM

Sending prayers to Allison and family.

Julie Broadus Nov 21 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about BJ , We send our deepest condlences to the family.
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Jeffrey Beverage Nov 21 2020 12:00 AM