In Memory of

Billy Dale Bangs

April 27, 1935 - October 12, 2020
From: Spencer, IA
Billy Dale Bangs

Billy Dale Bangs

Born: April 27, 1935
Died: October 12, 2020
Age: 85

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Billy Bangs, 85, passed away on Monday, October 12, 2020. He was born on April 27, 1935 in Fremont County, Iowa. His parents were Hope and Leo Bangs. He is proceeded in death by his parents, a sister Mary Jean in infancy, an older sister and her husband, Jackie and Kenneth Butt of College Springs, Iowa, an older brother Jim of Fontana, California, a younger brother Dick of Garnavillo, Iowa, and a brother-in-law, Dr. Gary Houston of Tempe, Arizona. Bill is survived by his daughter Debra and her husband Jim Thompson of Paw Paw, Michigan, an older sister Joan Huston of Tempe Arizona, a younger sister and her husband, Judy and Herman Sinkhorn of Darlington, Missouri, a sister-in-law Janette of Fontana, California and a sister-in-law, Peg Bangs of Guttenberg, Iowa, along with many nieces and nephews.

Bill graduated from Farragut High School. He worked 22 years for Earl May Seed & Nursery Company, the last 13 years as a manager of the trucking department. He worked for Grinnell Mutual Insurance Company before moving to Spencer, Iowa and worked for Clay Mutual Insurance Association as an adjuster until his retirement. Bill worked over 30 years at the Clay County Fair on the Grandstand Production crew taking care of the entertainment who performed at the Fair.

Bill was a member of The Evening Shade Masonic Lodge No-312, and a member of ABU BEKR Shrine Temple, The Spencer Area Shrine Club, and The Spencer ATV Corps. As a member of the ATV Corps he was instrumental in the purchase and installation of new motors in the machines, the purchase of different semi-trailer and getting it lettered, the purchase of new ramps for loading the machines and the purchase of new ATV machines. Bill also worked on the old machines for 25 years.

Due to the current environment related to Covid-19, there will not be visitation or funeral arrangements at this time. A gravesite gathering with family will occur at Locust Grove Cemetery in Fremont County, IA at a later date.

Donations can be made to the ABU-BEKR Transportation Fund in Sioux City, Iowa 51102, P.S. Box 3347.

Services will be held at a later date.
Locust Grove Cemetery
Fremont County, Iowa


Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 1:17 PM
“Bill was an excellent insurance adjuster but even more so a very kind gentleman. Always enjoyed sharing a cup of coffee with him and chewing the fat. Sorry to hear that he passed. May he rest in peace!”
- Mark Carey
Monday, October 19, 2020 at 12:36 PM
“To Bill's Family, sorry for your loss. We really enjoyed it when Bill would stop by the office and are going to miss him.”
- Joe Zenkovich
Monday, October 19, 2020 at 8:06 AM
“Sorry to learn of Bill's passing. My wife, Dottie, and I send our love and prayers. Lots of great memories growing up in Fremont county with Bill and the family. Please let me know about the burial at Locust Grove. I would like to be there.”
- Lowell Dankof
Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 12:23 PM
“To Bill's have our deepest sympathies. Bill will be remembered by our family for helping Jeff get his start with Clay Mutual Insurance, and for that we are always grateful. Sending prayers for peace and comfort at this time.”
- Jeff and Renee VanWesten & family
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 12:23 PM
“We give Bill's family our love and condolences on the loss of their loved one. Bill was a great friend. He was always concerned for others and went over and above necessity showing it. The Spencer ATV will miss him also. He spent endless hours volunteering his time.”
- Georgia Soule, Jerry and Connie Larson and family
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 8:26 AM
“To Billy's family, l was saddened to hear of Billy's passing. He was a good friend, and Masonic Brother. We will miss him so much. His friendship meant more to me than could be imagined, RIP my wonderful friend. Dale and Becky Woolery”
- Dale Woolery
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 11:18 AM
“To Bills family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Bill was a neighbor of mine for as long as I can remember and always had a hello and wave when we saw each other. I loved hearing his stories of working the fair and all the bands/acts he got to meet, his favorite he told me was Johnny Cash. He will be missed, and it sure will be different not seeing that friendly wave and hello across the parking lot. ”
- Brandi Nelson
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