In loving memory of

William H. Vasen
August 10, 1926 - July 30, 2022

William H. Vasen
Canton - William Vasen, 95, of Canton, passed away a 6:48 pm Saturday, July 30, 2022 at his residence. He was born on August 10, 1926 in Quincy to George and Willa (Howland) Vasen. Bill married Virginia Lundgren on August 14, 1955 in Princeton. She survives along with one son Gregory William Vasen of Champaign, two grandsons; Christopher Michael Vasen and Andrew Ryan Vasen.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
Bill was a teacher, first working in Manlius High School from 1951-1954 and then Canton School District #66 from 1954 until retiring in 1988. He graduated from Quincy High School, Quincy College and earned his master's degree from Western Illinois University. He was an Army Veteran serving in WW2.
Services will be 2 pm August 5, 2022 at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home and Crematory in Canton, where visitation will be one hour prior to services. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Canton. Memorials can be made to either First Congregation Church of Christ or Spoon River College Foundation. To leave online condolences, please visit


Nicholas j marinich wrote on Dec 9, 2022:

"Mr Vasen?s 9th grade science was the launch for me as an engineer. Thank you mr Vasen."

Roseanne Stewart Largent wrote on Sep 15, 2022:

"Greg and family; I\'m so sorry for your loss. Mr. Vasen was one of my favorite teachers and a great mentor. Sending thoughts and prayers for all of you at this time. Roseanne Stewart "

Marsha Miller wrote on Sep 3, 2022:

"Mrs. Vasen and Greg we are so sorry to hear of the loss of you father. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. "

Terri Shafer wrote on Aug 16, 2022:

" Dear Virginia and family. I was so sorry to hear this news. I have missed you and remember Bill fondly. Please know you are in my thoughts. "

JANET MANN wrote on Aug 6, 2022:

"Thoughts and prayers from Rosie (Janet Mann), Big Jan (Jan Ogden Jones) and Janet Skiles your former co-workers at Spoon River College in the 70s"

Sandy Weeks wrote on Aug 3, 2022:

"Sandy Weeks Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all ."

Lori Murphy wrote on Aug 3, 2022:

"Virginia and family, I was sorry to hear about Bill\'s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time."

Janet Edmonds wrote on Aug 3, 2022:

"My deepest sympathy and prayers to the family, Your family was truly blessed to have shared so many years and memories with him, May those memories bring you peace and solace during the days ahead when you think of him, May the God of all comfort support each and everyone of you during your time of bereavement. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4"

Michelle Heaton Lowe wrote on Aug 3, 2022:

"I will always remember him as my teacher. Who really loved what he did. Was so dedicated. Sorry for your loss "

Bonnie Glass wrote on Aug 2, 2022:

"So sorry for your loss! Praying for you and your family "

Linda Schneider wrote on Aug 2, 2022:

"Virginia, I am so sorry to hear of Bill\'s passing. God be with you and the family."

Dee Payne Doubet wrote on Aug 2, 2022:

"I remember him as a good teacher and photographer. So sorry for your loss. ?"

david banister wrote on Aug 2, 2022:

"Great teacher and photographer. He provided his students with photos that highlighted their junior high years. so sorry Virginia."