William C. “Bill” Meade, age 92 of Williamsburg, Iowa, died Friday, March 6, 2015 at Highland Ridge Care Center, Williamsburg. Funeral Mass: 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Williamsburg with Fr. Joseph Roost officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery with military honors conducted by the VFW Post 8797 and the U.S. Navy Honor Guard. Visitation: 4 to 7 P.M. Monday, March 9, 2015, St. Mary’s Parish Hall, with a Scripture Service at 4 P.M. A memorial fund has been established. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo is assisting the family with arrangements.
William is survived by his children, Connie Frohling (Kurt) of Raymore, MO, Jean Wardenburg (Kevin) of Williamsburg, and Tom Meade (Sandy) of DeWitt; six grandchildren, Andrew Frohling (Krista Rose), Nicole Eastman (Travis), Kyle Meade, John Wardenburg, Josh Wardenburg, and Rachel Meade; and a great-granddaughter, Lila Rose Frohling. Also surviving are his siblings, Wayne Meade of Holbrook, and Marge Sauter of Williamsburg; and sisters-in-law Shirley Meade of Holbrook, and Marlene Meade of Williamsburg.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Doloris in 2012, his siblings, Geraldine Meade, John Meade, Anne Cypra, Vernon Meade, Helen Meade, and Don Meade; brothers-in-law, Paul Sauter and Claude Cypra, and a sister-in law, Aileen Meade.
William Clement Meade was born December 1, 1922 in Holbrook, Iowa, the son of William Thomas Meade and Margaret Ruth Meade. He attended the Holbrook and Parnell schools. Bill enlisted in the U.S Navy, serving during World War II from August 1942 to December 1945 stationed in the Pacific Theatre. He returned home and was united in marriage to Doloris Ann Fee on February 18, 1950 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. The couple farmed in the Holbrook and Parnell area, before moving to Williamsburg in 1969. Bill also was a custodian at the University of Iowa, worked as a salesman for Mormans Feed and was a real estate agent for Iowa Land Realty.
Bill was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Williamsburg, a past member of the Knights of Columbus, and a member of VFW Post 8797. He and Doloris were Hawkeye fans and attended many Hawkeye games. He enjoyed spending time on the golf course, and also liked to play cards. He was especially fond of the grandchildren and always attended their many activities.