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William Bills
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Cedar Rapids

William D. Bills, 52, of Cedar Rapids, died suddenly Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, from a heart attack at his family cabin in Delhi. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids, with the Rev. David Renfro officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, rural Atkins. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the church and one hour before the service Thursday. Memorials may be contributed to Trinity Lutheran Church, Trinity Lutheran School or the American Heart Association. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Bill is survived by his wife, Debbie, a daughter, Megan; and a son, David, all of Cedar Rapids; his father, William Frank Bills (Nancy) of Cedar Rapids; a brother, Mike (Sandy) of Cedar Rapids; and a sister, Pam Kaufman (Gary) of Hiawatha.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Jo Bills; an uncle, Earl Bills; and his father-in-law, William Ficken.
William David Bills was born June 12, 1964, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of William Frank Bills and Mary Jo Becker Bills. He graduated from Washington High School, Cedar Rapids, with the Class of 1983 and married Debbie Ficken on July 2, 1988, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids. The couple made their home in Cedar Rapids.
In 1972, William's father, uncle and grandfather started a family business, Bills' Brothers Furniture. William went to work with them shortly after his graduation and was an integral part of the business through the years. He enjoyed NASCAR events and was an avid follower of the RoughRiders hockey and the Cedar Rapids Kernels baseball teams. He loved fishing, golfing, boating and the Lutheran Mixed Bowling League with Debbie. He especially cherished the times spent with family and friends at the cabin in Delhi, often grilling tasty meals for all.
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Posted on Tuesday, 23 August 2016