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Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
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WILLIAM “BILL” TERRY LAKE
William "Bill" Terry Lake, 65, died peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at home surrounded by his loving family.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Brent Hartwig officiating. The service will be livestreamed. The link to the livestream may be found on Bill's obituary page at www.lensingfuneral.com under his Tribute Wall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Iowa Donor Network or Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Bill was born Sept. 20, 1956, in Iowa City, the son of Bobbie Joe Sr. and Carol Jean (Meyer) Lake. He was a 1974 graduate of Iowa City City High School and graduated from Kirkwood Community College. On Oct. 22, 1977, he married his high school sweetheart, Sharon (Sherry) Kacena, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. They would have celebrated 44 years of marriage this month.
Bill was a mail carrier for over 30 years with the United States Postal Service. Following retirement, he was proud to be given the opportunity to drive for the Iowa Donor Network and found it rewarding.
Bill was well known for his strong work ethic and willingness to help others regardless of the task. He was a skilled craftsman; he had a love for woodworking and constructing masterpieces. In his free time, he enjoyed spending time with his grandsons, mushroom hunting, fishing, golfing, playing cards, watching the Cardinals play, trying new craft beers, walking his grand pups around Sand Pond, and having a meal with friends and family. He loved to cruise and travel. He bowled in league for many years, throwing his first 300 game in 1994 followed by a second a few years later. Watching Looney Toons or daytime game shows with his grandson Witten was a favorite past time of his.
Most important to Bill was his love of family especially his grandchildren. He treasured the many family summer vacations spent in Florida, coaching his children's sporting teams, and attending his grandkids' activities and sporting events.
Bill is survived by his loving wife, Sharon, and their four children, Kristene Lake (Nate Nissen) of Des Moines, Kelly (Chris) Carlson of Tiffin, Michelle (Jason) Greve of Coralville and Bobbbie Joe Lake Jr. (Daniella) of Swisher; five grandsons, Dylan, Max and Jake Carlson, and Witten and Keaton Greve; his grandpups, particularly Jonah; his siblings, Pam (Al) Baethke, Brian Lake, Patty (Dave) Kaeffring and Brad (Kathy) Lake; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
As Bill would say, "It is what it is. Life is a journey, enjoy the ride."
Online condolences at www.lensingfuneral.com.