BROUGHTON, William Lee, age 71 years, passed away on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. He was born in Saginaw, Michigan on October 11, 1946 to William and Helen (Hammerschmidt) Broughton. William served in the U.S. Navy from 1965-1967. He then married the former Diana Dingler on August 17, 1968 and she survives him.
William worked for and retired from General Motors. He loved his grandchildren, hunting and fishing. He was an active member of the St. Charles Gun Club, Trinity Baptist Church and the St. Charles Museum.
Along with his wife, Diana, William is survived by his daughters, Michelle Lee Broughton Dilts and Lauriena Lynn (Johnathan) Broughton Franks; grandchildren, Dustin Dilts (Caitlin), Madison (Garrett) Dilts Royalty, William Dilts, Diana Franks and Johnathan Franks; great-grandchildren, Oliver Conrad Kroll and Hazel Lee Royalty; a brother, Thomas (Nancy) Broughton; and sister-in-laws, Loretta (Robert/Buck) Flory and Elizabeth (John) Lutzke. Along with his parents, William was preceded in death by a grandson, Andrew Dilts; a sister and brother-in-law, Carol (Richard) Broughton Bailey and sister-in-law, Barbara Cowdrey Broughton.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church, 7090 S. Graham Rd., St. Charles. Pastor Dave Boillat will officiate. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in St. Charles. The family will greet visitors at C.M. Humpula Funeral Home, 209 Entrepreneur Dr., St. Charles, on Friday, September 14, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 1:00pm until the time of service.