William (Bill) Dean Antisdel was born Dec. 18, 1957 in Council Bluffs to Gary Dean and Nola Rae (Bengard) Antisdel . He passed away Jan. 24, 2013 at the University of Minnesota surrounded by his beloved family.
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They lived in Council Bluffs until Bill was 8 where he attended Roosevelt School. In 1970, they moved south of Bridgewater where he attended Bridgewater Elementary, he graduated from Bridgewater-Fontanelle High School in 1976. After graduation, Bill worked for Iowa Star Silos in Adair, in August of 1978 he started working for Don Bennett north of Fontanelle. On Sept. 30, 1978 Bill married Nancy (Noland) Antisdel at the Presbyterian Church in Adair. In the spring of 1979, they moved to Bayard where Bill worked on a hog farm owned by C.W. McCall. Jan. 2, 1980 Bill and Nancy moved northwest of Fontanelle where Bill started working for Nichols Farms, where he remained a loyal and dedicated employee for 33 years.
Bill's greatest love was his family, he was very proud of his three kids, loved hanging out with them and was crazy about his grandkids. Something that was important to Bill was giving his kids good memories, so he took his family on many vacations. His second greatest love was the Green Bay Packers, he has taken his kids to Lambeau twice, once was just last September when they beat the Bears. He was an avid Cyclone fan and loved the St. Louis Cardinals. When Bill turned 50, he took up golf, and was a member of Crestwood Hills in Anita. His favorite vacation spot was on the English River in Ontario, Canada, Bill & Nancy made the trip many times with friends and family members. Another vacation spot he loved was traveling to Jamaica, the first time was for their 30th anniversary and the second was for his daughter Stacy's wedding. Bill enjoyed playing cards, pheasant hunting in the fall and coyote hunting in the winter, his CB. nickname was "Wild Bill." He loved camping with his friends and family, every Labor Day weekend for the past 13 years has been camping with extended family members at the "Tisel Reunion." Bill lived life to the fullest, loved spending time with his wife and didn't have many things left to do on his "bucket list."
Bill will be greatly missed by his wife of 34 years Nancy Antisdel of Anita, daughter Heidi (husband John) Baratta, children Kjersten, Koby, Josie, Cade & Madyx of Carroll; daughter Stacy (husband John) Melton of Winterset; son Ryan (wife Morgan) children Beau & Max, and faithful companion (weimaraner) Natty. His parents, Gary & Nola Antisdel of Atlantic, father in law Charles Noland of Adair; two brothers; Mike (wife Lori) Antisdel of Des Moines, Barry (wife Lisa) of Anita, two sisters; Kim (husband Phil) Knapp of Walnut, Cyndi (husband Kevin) Ferguson of Atlantic; two brother-in-laws, Carey (wife Teresa) Noland of Adair, Jeff Noland of McClelland; two sister-in-laws, Judi Schmidt of Adair, Lori Noland of Des Moines. He had 23 nieces and nephews and 14 great nieces & nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dean & Lola Antisdel, mother-in-law Mary Noland, brother-in-law Stephen Noland, and nephew Lucas Noland.
Celebration of Life Services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Greenfield. A luncheon will immediately follow the service at the church. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the United Methodist Church in Greenfield from 2 to 8 p.m. with the family greeting friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Bill Antisdel memorial fund to be established by the family at a later date.
Online condolences may be left to the family at www.steenfunerals.com. The Steen Funeral Home in Fontanelle is in charge of the professional arrangements.
Published in Atlantic News Telegraph on Jan. 29, 2013