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While I never met him, I admired Bill for his dedication to local social service organizations. His Letters to the Editor reminded one and all of the importance of supporting people in need.


Posted by: Ellen McCabe - Iowa City, IA   Feb 27, 2016

I am sorry for the loss of your dad. Bill was always so sweet and was such a joy to see in our office. I admired him for caring for his older neighbor. I was very glad he came the last time to say hello and goodbye. I will miss my friend.


Posted by: Dennis Krueger - Homestead, IA   Feb 25, 2016

I am sorry for the loss of your Dad. I was always glad to see him at our office, and especially at his last visit. Bill was always so very nice.


Posted by: Dennis Krueger - Iowa City, IA   Feb 25, 2016

Bill was such a sweet man. He came to my previous job and was always smiling and telling stories and I was sad to leave that job and still asked about him frequently, which I hear he asked of myself as well. So sorry to hear of him passing and he will be missed.


Posted by: Ashleigh - Iowa City, IA   Feb 24, 2016

We were so sad to hear of Bill's passing. He was one of our regulars and all the employees loved chatting with him. His smiling face and attitude always brightened our day. Bill will certainly be missed here at our restaurant.


Posted by: Riverside McDonald's Crew - Iowa City, IA - Acquaintance   Feb 24, 2016

Dear family,
Bill was my principal at Central JrHigh and became a life long friend. Whenmy sons and I enter the Rose Bowl stadium in 1986 he wasthere to greet us as an usher. He was alway positive and encouraging when I would see him around Iowa City.I am on vacation right now and am sorry to miss his funeral.God bless all of you,
Mike Cilek


Posted by: A friend   Feb 24, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad's friendship meant a lot to my son, Andy Small. He will be truly missed. Love Barbara Fjeldheim


Posted by: Barbara Fjeldheim - Waterville, ME   Feb 24, 2016

Bill will be sadly missed. He would stop into the shop to discuss whether or not the Hawkeyes were going to win. He would then tell us a story from 1958 and how similar the situation was then to now. As we all then wondered, how old is Bill that he can remember exactly which player was on the 38 yard line, 3rd down etc. If I could remember half as much I would be happy. He loved Bonnie and

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Posted by: Vic's Auto Body Repair - Iowa City, IA - Friend   Feb 23, 2016

Mr. Bleeker was my teacher at Newhall, Iowa. I do remember him as being
very soft spoken and great teacher. Not sure if he taught my youngest
brother, Jack or my older brother, Jim. Thinking of all the family.


Posted by: J'Andrea Kolsto Gibney - Maynard, IA - Student   Feb 23, 2016

Debby - Sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. It was always a thrill for me to see Bill at Finkbine. It was always a great to stop for a while, sit down with him, and talk about old times. I will miss that!! My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family!


Posted by: Jerry Hora - Iowa City, IA - Friend   Feb 23, 2016