William "Bill" Feyerbend (1924 - 2016)

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William "Bill" Charles Feyerabend
August 16, 1924 - July 23, 2016
William (Bill) Charles Feyerabend was born in Nebraska on August 16, 1924, but grew up in Council Bluffs and remained an Iowa corn guy all of his life. He served in the South Pacific as an electrician's mate during World War II and was always proud of working long hours and days in confined spaces and the tropical heat to repair ships quickly and get them back to the fight. Bill returned to Iowa after the war and built his civilian life. He married Dorothy Marander, began a family and earned a degree in agronomy at Iowa State University. With degree in hand and family in tow, he moved to Caldwell, Idaho where he developed new varieties for the Crookham Seed Company until 1965. Two more sons and many summer evenings playing baseball followed. He returned to ISU when his son went off to college in 1965 and there followed work in Iowa, Ohio and Florida. After Dorothy passed in 1983, he met again Grace Phillips whom he had known from double dating during the war. They married in 1990 and lived in Ames. With Grace's passing in 2014, he moved to Prescott Valley, AZ to live with his son and grandchildren until he was finally claimed by age. His last days were spent in the company of family members.
Bill kept working the corn fields until sidelined by a tractor accident in 2000. He was the kind of man who worked hard, did what he said and fulfilled all of his obligations thru life.
He was preceded in death by wife Dorothy, wife Grace and son James. He is survived by sons William in Prescott Valley, AZ and Paul in Mira Loma, CA and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be on Friday, August 12, 2016, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be on Saturday, August 13, 2016, at 1:00 p.m., all at Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel. Interment in Memorial Park Cemetery, all in Council Bluffs, IA.


Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Aug. 7, 2016
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