William Richard "Bill" Riley

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Reverend William Richard (Bill) Riley, age 86, of Solon, formerly of Cedar Rapids, passed away on Monday, May 17, 2021 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.  Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, May 24, 2021, Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Blairstown, Iowa, with Pastor Max Mons officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Arrangements are with Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo.

     William Riley was born on December 10, 1934 to William Riley and Essie (Van Alstyne) Riley in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was baptized in April of 1935 and gained the victory that Christ won for him. He married Joyce Kay (Simmons) Danker on July 16,1976.

     William is survived by three children, Terry (Patty), Larry (Valerie), and Valerie (David) Haney; stepchildren Julie (Thomas) Trachta, John (Lori) Danker, and Jayne (John) Salzbrenner; two sisters, Kathleen and Karen; one brother, Edward (Frances); a daughter-in-law, Sharon; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Elaine (Blaine) Simmons; two brothers-in-law, Dennis (Ruth) and Joe (Mary); and several nieces and nephews.

     William was preceded in death by his wife Joyce, son Garry, and his parents.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Paul’s Lutheran Chapel and University Center, 404 E Jefferson St., Iowa City, Iowa 52245.

Funeral Service

Graveside service 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 24, 2021

Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Blairstown, Iowa


Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Blairstown, Iowa

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