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William J. Myers

March 6, 1935 - March 23, 2019
From: Dickens, IA
William J. Myers

William J. Myers

Born: March 6, 1935
Died: March 23, 2019
Age: 84

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     William J. Myers was born in Gillett Grove, Iowa, to Roy and Olivia Myers on March 6, 1935.  He received his early education and graduated from Gillett Grove Hill Toppers.  At graduation, Bill was offered several full ride basketball scholarships but he chose to stay home and help on the family farm.

     On August 24, 1957, Bill was united in marriage to Karen Eldridge and they purchased the current family farm in 1968.  They farmed there together until Karen’s passing in 2013.  Bill continued to farm until his passing on March 23, 2019.  Bill was a hardworking farmer, he loved his farm and loved his family.

     Bill made great friends in his community, church, and his work on the board of the Ayrshire Telephone Company of which he was president.  Bill enjoyed serving his church in the choir, and as a lector and serving communion.  Bill was quite the dancer.  He rarely missed an opportunity to go dancing and spend time with his friends.  He loved his family and made every effort to spend time with them.  Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Karen; and daughter, Mary.

     Bill is survived by his five children: Kathy (Bryce), Dianna (Brett), Sherry, Billy (Stephanie) and Anthony; his grandchildren: Adam (Sonya) Hanisch, Joshua (Natalie) Hanisch, James (Natasha) Hanisch, Taylor, Teon and Breahna Millikan, Veronica (Grant) Engler, Shayla, Tabbatha (Rob) Winkler, Cody (Sue) Myers, Ethan (Sarah) Myers, Will, Micah, Mitchell Myers; 11 great-grandchildren; and his best friend and dancing partner, Harriet Berger.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 A.M., Friday, March 29, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer.
Father Tim Hogan
Adam Hanisch
Joshua Hanisch
James Hanisch
Ethan Myers
Rob Winkler
Eben Salton

Mitchell Myers
Micah Myers
Teon Millikan
William Myers
Visitation will begin 5:00 P.M., Thursday March 28th with the family present from 5 to 7:00 P.M., Thursday Evening at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer
"Be Not Afraid"
"On Eagle's Wings"
"I Know Tha My Redeemer Lives"
"How Great Thou Art"
Cantor - Barb Ambrosius

"The Lord's Prayer"
By Scott Burnham
Calvary Cemetery
Ayrshire, Iowa
11:30 A.M., Friday, March 29th following the services at the church.

A lunch and time of fellowship will be held at the Ayrshire Community Building following the graveside services.


Monday, April 1, 2019 at 8:29 AM
“My condolences to Family and Friends. My father Joe Metz and Bill were close cousins. My memories of Bill started at my early ages . Bill was always special to me ! His presence was always uplifting and added to my own positive outlook in life. I'm glad I was able to re-unite with Bill and Karen about six years ago. May God bless you all !”
- Robert Metz
Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 4:22 PM
“Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that I feel for the passing of your father. Please accept my deepest and most sincere condolences. May the soul of your father rest in peace. " And into an inheritance that can never spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you." 1 Peter 1:4.
Cindy Behrends, Fort Collins, Colorado ~~”
- Cindy Behrends
Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 7:35 AM
“We offer our sympathy for your loss.”
- Jim and Lori Eldridge
Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 7:18 PM
“We just heard . Condolences to all, I know he will be missed.”
- Jo Ann and Jack Pearson
Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 1:19 PM
“Our condolences to the Myers Family. May you always hold fond memories. ”
- Ben & Leah McConville Family
Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 5:52 AM
“To Billy’s family
Our deepest sympathy To each of you..
I realize you may not know who I am. My mother was Alvina Peterson.
Aunt Olivia was her sister..
We live in Saint Louis area so will not able to attend Billy’s funeral.
You will be my prayers as you walk this journey.
May all your good memories of fun, laughter and love stay
In your hearts alway..This way your father, grandpa and brother will always be near you..
God Bless you all. may one day our paths will cross..”
- Dean and Linda Gottsch
Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 5:52 AM
“Our heartfelt sympathy to each of you. Bill was a great neighbor who always had time to talk as well as a friendly smile. His wave as he went by with equipment will definitely be missed. God’s love and strength carry you each through this difficult time.”
- Carl and Becky Simons
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 5:06 PM
“So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He and your mom were great neighbors over the years. I pray the wonderful memories they gave you will help comfort you at this time. I won't be able to make the funeral but will be thinking of you all.”
- Debbie Sundall
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:36 AM
“Anthony and family, we send our deepest condolence's to you all. Jim and Jan Rusk.”
- Jan Rusk
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:36 AM
“So sorry to hear of the passing of one of our gang. Bill will always be remembered. Prayers for his family.”
- Gillett Grove Class of 1953
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 8:00 AM
“Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family. ”
- Robin and Jon von Gillern
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 9:48 PM
“Tabby and family I’m so sorry for your loss! May you all find comfort and cherish the memories in the days ahead! Hugs my dear friend💕”
- Brooke
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 8:55 PM
“You have our sympathy and our prayers.”
- Jim *& Pat Hynes
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 4:52 PM
“Enjoyed getting to know Bill these last few years through dancing. Will miss our visits! Prayers to the family.”
- Theresa Robinson & Pat Kennedy
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 4:52 PM
“Our sympathies & prayers to Bill's family in the loss of your beloved Dad, Grandpa & friend. May he be dancing in heaven! ”
- Jack & Connie Sylvester
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 3:19 PM
“Our condolences to your family at this difficult time.”
- Jim & Lori Eldridge
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 2:22 PM
“Thinking of your family during this difficult time. Prayers .”
- Ed and Marilyn Noonan
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 7:58 AM
“My sincere sympathy to the family ❤️ May God shed some light and hold you all tight at this sad time .”
- Hollie and Travis Miller
Monday, March 25, 2019 at 8:44 PM
“Thoughts and prayers to Bill's family.”
- Beverly Atwell
Monday, March 25, 2019 at 8:13 PM
“We were shocked to hear of Bill's passing, but he's together with Karen my sister.”
- Alan and Janice Eldridge
Monday, March 25, 2019 at 8:13 PM
“So sorry to hear about Bill's passing. HIs winning smile will be greatly missed at the local Lakes area dances.”
- Bill & Jackie Carpenter
Monday, March 25, 2019 at 4:55 PM
“Oh, I am do very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this hard time. Hoping that all of your good memories will ease the pain and comfort you. ”
- Jeanette and Bill Alger
Monday, March 25, 2019 at 4:54 PM
“So sorry to hear about bill our prayers and thoughts go out to his family GOD BLESS...
- john cathy kirschbaum
Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 8:06 PM
“to the family of Bill Myers. Blessings as you prepare to honor your patriarch and hero. Bill has been a wonderful friend and neighbor to our family over many years. He was a hard working man of God who loved the land and his family. All of you brought him much joy. Find comfort in that and in knowing he is reunited in heaven with Karen, the love of his life. They made a great couple and taught by example how to live. Bill was a sweet gentleman with a hearty Hello and big smile. Gary and I thoroughly enjoyed whenever we got to visit with him. He will forever be in your hearts. God’s peace, LaVonne Salton and Gary Anderson”
- LaVonne Salton and Gary Anderson
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