In Memory of

William Biedenfeld

March 31, 1928 - June 4, 2019
From: Peterson, IA
William Biedenfeld

William Biedenfeld

Born: March 31, 1928
Died: June 4, 2019
Age: 91

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     In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established by the family.

    William Biedenfeld was born March 31, 1928 to Carl and Josephine (Novak) Biedenfeld at Faulkton, SD.  They moved to Iowa when he was 2 years old to what was known as group 21 farm.  After 5 years, they moved to the Bertram farm in Clay Township, north of Peterson, where he has lived for 85 years.  He attended a country school near Peterson and graduated from Peterson High School in 1945. After his schooling, he started farming with his father.  He entered the military in 1951 and served with the Army during the Korean War with the 321st Signal Corp and spent time in Germany.  Following his honorable discharge in 1953, he returned to Peterson to farm.  

     On April 12, 1953, he married Nora Beatrice Warren.  They have lived on the farm their entire lives, where they raised their family and traveled the USA and the world.  He enjoyed fishing, woodworking (he made several special projects for family and friends from the farm trees), socializing at coffee and living life to the last and liked to read.  Bill enjoyed working with youth and was Cub master for the Cub Scout Troop in Royal.  He was also a 4-H volunteer for 39 years, serving on the 4-H committee, Extension Council, 4-H leader and was inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame in 2017.  He served on the Clay Central School Board for 9 years.  He was a member and was on the board of directors of the Clay County Cattleman for many years.  Bill was a former member of the Maple Grove Church near Peterson and was a current active member of the United Methodist Church in Royal, serving on various committees. 

     Bill passed away at the Spencer Hospital in Spencer, Iowa on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at the age of 91.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his inlaws, Charles & Florence Warren; his sister, Carlene Kallansrud and three infant brothers.

     He is survived by his wife, Nora of Peterson; a daughter, Monica (Bob) Henderson of Nevada, MO, Sons: Mike (Beth) Biedenfeld of Manson, IA; Steven (Tracey) Biedenfeld of Peterson and Doug (Dawn) Biedenfeld of Peterson; 9 grandchildren: Adrienne (Justin) Lee of Nevada, MO, Alison Henderson of Shawnee, KS, Abbey Biedenfeld of Des Moines, IA, Dustin (Kiley) Biedenfeld of Peterson, IA, Beau (Liz) Biedenfeld of Peterson, IA, Jenna Biedenfeld of Littleton, CO, Beatrice (Justin) Klein of Sioux, City, IA; Tom (Emily) Biedenfeld of Des Moines, IA and Julianna Biedenfeld of Des Moines, IA; 6 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.


Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the United Methodist Church in Royal, IA.
Rev. John Battern
Adrienne Lee
Alison Henderson
Abbey Biedenfeld
Dustin Biedenfeld
Beau Biedenfeld
Jenna Biedenfeld
Beatrice Klein
Tom Biedenfeld
Julianna Biedenfeld
Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 7 with the family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday evening at Warner Funeral Home in Peterson, IA.
"On Eagle's Wings"
By Mark Byers

Congregational Hymns
"How Great Thou Art"
"In The Garden"

ORGANIST: Cindy Langenfeld
1:30 p.m., Saturday, June 8
Oakland Cemetery
Peterson, IA

Military services will be conducted by the Dean-Underwood Post #10.


Friday, June 7, 2019 at 8:52 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Nora as you remember and celebrate Bill's life. May all those special memories bring you comfort. Sincerely Jim and Tami Christensen ”
- Jim and Tami Christensen
Friday, June 7, 2019 at 5:44 PM
“So sorry to hear the loss of your father. Prayers with you all.”
- Dawn Munger Fuhrman
Friday, June 7, 2019 at 5:05 PM
“Steve, sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. ”
- Jeff Amis
Friday, June 7, 2019 at 9:39 AM
“My very sincerest condolences to all of you. I have such fond memories shelling corn with him and at Church. A wonderful man. I am sorry for your loss. ”
- Todd Bailey
Friday, June 7, 2019 at 5:46 AM
“We are very sorry for your loss. May God hold you close in your time of sorrow. ”
- Shirley Selzer
Friday, June 7, 2019 at 5:46 AM
“Thoughts and Prayers are with you all!”
- Dawn Fletcher
Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 7:36 PM
“I extend my sincere condolences to Nora, Monica, Mike, Steve and Doug on the loss of your husband and father. May God give you comfort in the days to come.”
- Roger Glau
Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 11:50 AM
“May God bless and keep you as you walk through this time of sorrow in your lives.
God gave you him for many were so blessed.
Cherish these times and give thanks for them. ”
- Audrey Schmidt
Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 11:50 AM
“Bill was true friend. Our friendship with Bill goes back to the 1960's when we lived there and he sold us seed corn. Since then, Bill always made sure we had a visit any time we were together when visiting Peterson. Our sympathy to Bill's family who must be proud of the true gentleman he was. Always a smile and a kind word.”
- Ray & Kathie Willhoite
Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 11:50 AM
“Family of Bill, I'm so very sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God's peace be with you.”
- Tami Helmkamp Diekmann
Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 7:36 AM
“It will not be the same at church not to see Bill in his pew. My prayers go out to your entire family at this time of sorrow. May our loving God send you strength. I have you all in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Cathryn Smith
Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 7:36 AM
“Bea and Justin, we are thinking of you and praying for your whole family. We love you so much and are here for anything you need. ”
- Kelli, John and Daniel
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 8:42 PM
“Truly a corner post for family, the community as well as our country!!”
- karen and tom olin
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 8:12 PM
“Sending Prayers and sympathy to the Biedenfeld Family! Lean on the Lord during this difficult time. ”
- Linda & Frank O’Clair
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 7:14 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Biedenfeld's as they lay to rest the Patriach of the Biedenfeld family. I am so glad God gave him the chance to be at Bentley Beau's first birthday party, only 10 days ago. He looked so good and both Great-Grandpa's seemed to be taking it all in. Memories, precious memories; my last visual of Mr. Bill! Though we are not there in person, please know we are there in spirit. Sending lots of love and God's richest blessing from Arizona. ”
- Dick and Polly Phillips
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 6:32 PM
“Sorry your family’s loss. May God give you peace & comfort. ”
- Dee & Gary Kilpatrick
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