William Samuel Uren “Big Bill”, age 76 of Sac City, IA, passed away on August 2, 2018, at Twilight Acres in Wall Lake, IA.
Bill was born on January 31, 1942, to parents William and Leona (Ringgenberg) Uren on the family farm in Sac City. He was one of five children. Bill was baptized into the Christian faith at the First Christian Church in Sac City. He grew up on a farm south of town and attended school in Sac City graduating with the Class of 1960.
Bill Served with the 182nd Airborne Division as a paratrooper in Fort Benning, GA, for one year. He was honorably discharged following his father having a stroke so that he could come home and tend to the family farm.
Bill was blessed with five children: Randy, Billy, Jeff, Cully and Crystal. He farmed into the 1970’s until moving on to operating heavy equipment for Mauer’s, Kenny Moore and Western Engineering to name a few. Bill also owned and operated a semi truck that he used to haul livestock, gravel and several other things over the years.
Bill loved animals, especially horses. As a child he was involved in 4-H showing sheep, cattle and horses. Later, Bill joined the rodeo circuit and was named All Around Cowboy in the 1960’s in Dayton, IA. He eventually gave up riding bucking stock but continued to team rope well into his later years.
Bill leaves behind his sons, Randy (Deb) Zimmerman of Hayesville, KS, Billy Jo (Candi) Uren of Monticello, FL, and Jeff Uren of Sac City, IA; daughters Cully Magner (Mike Blum) of Auburn, IA, and Crystal (Cameron) Remmick of Sac City, IA; grandchildren Aaron, AJ, Derek, Dakota, Cody, Zane, Wade and Keaton; great grandson Bear Zimmerman; several nieces and nephews, one in particular Jeanie Rexroat; many extended family members and close friends that he loved like family.
Bill is preceded in death by his grandparents William and Eliza (Tibbets) Uren, Edward and Ida May (Dunaway) Ringgenberg; parents William and Leona Uren; and sister Phyllis Just.