In Memory of

William 'Bill' T. Pease

December 30, 1916 - June 5, 2010
William Thomson Pease was born December 30, 1916 in Washta, and died June 5, 2010 in Cherokee at the age of 93. He was the son of LeRoy and Mary (Thomson) Pease of Pierson. He graduated from Grand Meadow High School in 1934. He married Evalyn Culler in 1938, the couple farmed near Pierson from 1939-1976, and Bill drove school bus for Grand Meadow School for 19 years. He is survived by Evalyn, his wife of 72 years, daughters Mary Lou Hanson of Omaha and Diana Herbold of Sioux City, son James Pease and his wife Darcy Meeker of Blacksburg, Virginia, seven grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren, son-in-law Tom Rutter and his wife Linda Rutter, and his sister Charlotte Brownlee of Fairfield, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his daughter Carol Rutter, sister, Marjorie Farber and brother John Pease. A celebration of life will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee, followed by sharing with the family in the basement of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Bill loved to camp and fish, and he loved his family dearly. He lovingly made fine woodworking for members of the family. He will be remembered as a man dedicated to farming and gardening, to his family, and to his community. He never asked for anything, expected even less. What he wanted, money couldn't buy.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Pastor James Steen
A public gathering will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Monday night at Greenwood Fuenral Home in Cherokee.
"What a Friend We Have in Jesus" By: Jim Thomson "In The Garden" By: Karmen Hodgdon, Laura Mullen, and Rachel Caldwell ORGANIST- Kristy Nelson
At a later date.


Monday, July 19, 2010 at 12:00 AM
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Friday, July 9, 2010 at 12:00 AM
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Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“We didn't know Bill very long but will miss his presence greatly.”
- Karn Monson
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Bill wasn't here with us residents of Careage Hills but he will greatly missed by us all.”
- Karn Monson
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Evalyn and family sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was a good person. We enjoyed his being our bus driver.”
- Eva M.(Irwin) Rudinger
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Dear Jim, we know Bill must have been a wonderful man because he has a wonderful son
Milia + Dushan”
- Milia & Dushan Boroyevich
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Bill was the best school bus driver and the greatest neighbor anyone could wish for. He will be missed greatly in Grand Meadow God bless”
- Dean Hodge
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 12:00 AM
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“What a joyful life, and what joy he and Evalyn have created for others. You have a very, very special family and Uncle Bill will be sorely missed.”
- Brenda and Clint Sandburg
Monday, June 7, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with you during your sad time. Hello to Jim and any of your sisters that remember the Ferrin family. We lost Dad one year ago. I was just up to Cherokee and we stopped to see Phyllis Waller and she said that your Mom and Dad were there at the Gardens. I wanted to say Hello to them but did not because of time. God Bless all your family as they gather.”
- Linda (Ferrin)Lair
Monday, June 7, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry to hear about your father Jim. Other than the fishing, he was a bit like mine...a farmer, gardener, wood worker and a freind to all. ”
- Leon Geyer
Monday, June 7, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“What and absolutely beautiful tribute! I cried, but it was still beautiful. I will always be proud to descend from the "in-laws" and out-laws.”
- Dorothy A. Blackburn
Monday, June 7, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“My heartfelt sympathy to family, relatives, and friends of Bill. It was always a pleasure to speak with Bill when he came Clark's Hdwe in Kingsley. Hold the memories of the good times near and may the experiance of his loss pass quickly.”
- Bob Irwin
Monday, June 7, 2010 at 12:00 AM
“To Jim and Darcy, you are in my thoughts. May all of your family find comfort in each others caring at this time. ”
- Andrew M. Sisson
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