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William Fred Mayer

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William Fred Mayer Obituary
William Fred Mayer


William F. "Bill" Mayer, 80, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, with his two loving daughters at his side. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 17, at Iles Westover Chapel in Des Moines, where the family will greet friends for one hour prior to the service time. Burial will follow at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines.

Bill was born the son of Fred and Lorna (Fletcher) Mayer, on April 13, 1933, in Hutchinson, MN. He was an army veteran of the Korean Conflict. On November 28, 1959, Bill married Clarice Mae Lund in Hutchinson. They lived in various cities in Iowa and Nebraska prior to moving to Johnston in 1968, where they made their home for over 40 years. Bill was formerly employed as a superintendent with Story Construction in Ames, Iowa. He enjoyed racing stock cars, gardening, hunting, fishing and spending time at his cabin in northern Minnesota.

He is survived and lovingly remembered by his daughters, Kelly Jerome of Clive and Kim (Todd) Babich of West Des Moines; sister, Dianne (Roger) Roth of Maple Grove, MN; four grandchildren, Casey Jerome, Josh Jerome, Brie Babich and Drake Babich. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 50 years, Clarice Mayer; and brother, Robert Mayer.

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Published in Des Moines Register on Jan. 16, 2014
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