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Brandon “B” McGill

Brandon “B” McGill, age 27 of Arthur, IL, formerly of Ottawa, IL died Sunday Dec. 20, 2020 at the Carle Foundation Hospital in Champaign, IL. He was born Oct. 21, 1993 in Ottawa, the son of Brad and Amy (Fiesel) McGill.

Brandon was preceded in death by his mother, Amy, his maternal grandparents, Bill and Jean Fiesel, his Papa, Gary Hartshorn, his great-grandmothers, Marguerite McGill and Rita Graves, his great-Aunt, Etta Mae Olle, and his Aunt, Sue Fiesel.

He is survived by his father, Brad, his mom, Laura (Hartshorn) McGill, his brother, Cameron, Grandparents, Kathy McGill, Pam Hartshorn, and Michael McGill, Aunts and Uncles, Chris (Paula) McGill, Jamie (Jason) Payne, Andy McGill, Brad (Tammy Wenzel) Hartshorn, Joe (Sally) Fiesel, Bob (Lori) Fiesel Tom Fiesel, Ed (Dorothy) Fiesel, Nancy (Tim) Watson, and Katy (Kenny) Boaz, many cousins and his faithful companion Ally.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday Dec 29, 2020 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Shrader Funeral Home in Arthur, IL. A mass, celebration, and dinner will be held in the near future in Ottawa when COVID restrictions are eased.

“B” attended LaSalle County Easter Seals, Grand Ridge Grade School, Wallace Grade School, and graduated Ottawa High School in 2011. “B” was one-in-a-million. Without saying a word, “B” spoke volumes. With his trademark smile, his boisterous laugh and his loving personality, “B” touched each and every person he came into contact with. “B” had a gift for brightening even the darkest of days. Those who have been on the receiving end of a Brandon hug will never forget it. “B” simply radiated love in all he did, earning him love from everyone who knew him and even those who never met him. Brandon made a profoundly positive impact on this world. Brandon was an expert on “Blue’s Clues”, LOVED food, enjoyed spending time with his dog, brother and family, swimming and “Woody”.

A particular joy of “B’s” was attending his Dad and Brother’s basketball games. Whether in blue/gold, green/white, green/red or red/black/gold, HE was their #1 fan!

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family, for the creation of an educational award in “B’s” name.

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