In memory of

William Samuel Uren

January 31, 1942 - August 2, 2018
From: Sac City, IA
William Samuel Uren

William Samuel Uren

Born: January 31, 1942
Died: August 2, 2018
Age: 76
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   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.

10:00 a.m., Monday
August 6, 2018
Farber and Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa
Rev. Missy Brown
6:00-8:00 p.m., Sunday 
August 5, 2018
Farber and Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa
Cedar Cemetery
Rural Sac City, Iowa


Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 5:33 PM
“I knew Bill as he was 4 years ahead of me in school. He was a friend of my father ( L. T. Frese). RP Bill.”
- Richard Freese
Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 5:33 PM
“ Rest in peace Mr. Uren, You were bigger than life when I was a kid.”
- Mark Heath
Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 5:33 PM
“I am so very sad to hear of Bill passing. I enjoyed visiting with him and giving him a hard time as he always gave us. May u find peace in all the wonderful memories. ”
- Joani Boger
Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 5:33 PM
“So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was always so kind to me as a child and was such a huge help with my horses.. We even did a little horse trading! Many fond memories of him. Prayers of comfort to the family. ”
- Lisa Clausen
Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 8:16 AM
“Rest In Peace bill old buddy Rest In Peace ”
- Charlie “tuna” schnirring
Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 8:16 AM
“So sorry to hear of your loss, the whole family has our sincere symphaty”
- Nolan & Mari Kreft
Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 8:16 AM
“The buzzer sounded, your ride is over, grab your gear and head for the barn, pull off your boots, put in a pinch of Copenhagen and sit down and rest.”
- Tug Just
Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 11:41 AM
“Sending our sympathy to all his family. ”
- Justin Buschmann
Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 11:41 AM
“Bill and I grew up on farms south of Sac City and went to country school together. May your sole rest in peace my friend.”
- Dale Nagel
Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 11:41 AM
“So very sorry to hear about Bill's death on Facebook. I was in Bill's graduating class in high school (1960). I will always remember Bill as one of the tallest people in my class and his thick dark hair. He will be missed.”
- Charlie Brown
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