William Needham, Jr.
William Needham, Jr., 66, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center.
William was born December 27, 1945 in Des Moines. He honorably served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. William was a mechanic for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a kind and gentle soul that loved his family, especially his granddaughter, Abigail and he loved attending her softball games. William also enjoyed his daughter-in-law's cooking, boating and NASCAR.
William is survived by his son, Jamison (Stephanie) Calligan; granddaughter, Abigail; sister, Ann Needham; and many other close relatives and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Esther Needham, Sr.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 13, 2012 at Hamilton's Funeral Home, 605 Lyon St. followed by a 2 p.m. burial at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Rescue League.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.
Published in Des Moines Register on December 11, 2012