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C.W. Rule (Bill) of Glenview, Illinois, born to Carl William Rule and Shirley Brady Rule on February 28, 1929 in Springfield, Missouri, passed away on April 11, 2013. Bill was raised in Springfield graduating from St. Agnes High School and attended Drury College where he met the love of his life, Aleene. They celebrated their 60th anniversary in 2009. Bill had a successful career with the Sears-Roebuck and Co. starting in 1955 as a store manager and rapidly progressed as a District Manager, Regional Director of Public Relations, National Director of Contributions and, finally, Director of Public Affairs and Director of the Sears-Roebuck Foundation. Bill served on the boards and executive committees of numerous trade associations, Chambers of Commerce and Private Industry Councils. Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Aleene. He is survived by his daughters, Becky (Rick) Eberius, Kathy (Joe) Beilein, Jill (Chuck) Cale and his son, Chris (Clare) Rule. Grandchildren Suzanne Clark, Laura Eberius, Joe Beilein, Jr., Jill Azar, Katie and Kelsie Cale, Madeline, Olivia and Caroline Rule. Visitation Monday, April 15 from 10:00-11:15 AM at N.H. Scott & Hanekamp Funeral Home, 1240 Waukegan Rd.(just south of Lake Ave. on west side), Glenview. Mass to follow at 11:30 AM Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 1775 Grove St., Glenview. Interment Private. Memorials may be made to Sr. Paulanne's Needy Family Fund, c/o OLPH, 1775 Grove Street, Glenview, IL 60025.