Passed away peacefully at his home in Santa Rosa on July 23rd. Bill is survived by his loving wife Norma, their five children, Lorna, Clayton, Angela, Bill and Richard, their 11 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Born in 1919, Bill was a veteran of World War II and served as captain in the 14th Air Force Flying Tigers stationed in Kunming, China. After his distinguished service he returned to his home in Cedar Rapids, IA, where he became a successful businessman and salesman. In 1957 he met his beloved wife Norma and their new family moved to Cedar Rapids where they spent the next 21 happy years. In 1978, they relocated to Mission Viejo, CA and then again in 1993 to their present home in Oakmont, CA. Bill was an avid golfer and also loved to fish and play cribbage. He was well known for his generous spirit and made friends with all that he met. Above all, Bill was devoted to his wife and family. Bill was admired and loved for his kindness, integrity, his love of life and his big-hearted generosity of spirit. His life serves as an example to all of us as a life well spent. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date, but Norma would welcome calls and visits from her friends. She can be reached at 707-537-1726. Daniels Chapel of the Roses Funeral and Cremation Services 525-3730
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Daniels Chapel of the Roses
1225 Sonoma Avenue Santa Rosa, CA 95402
Published Online in the Press Democrat from July 27 to July 28, 2014