In memory of

William "Bill" Marple

September 5, 1949 - July 14, 2019
From: Sac City, IA
William "Bill" Marple

William "Bill" Marple

Born: September 5, 1949
Died: July 14, 2019
Age: 69
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          William “Bill” Irving Marple, age 69, passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at Park View Rehabilitation Center in Sac City, IA. Bill was born on September 5, 1949, in Sac City to Kenneth and Delores (Pellersels) Marple. He attended school in Sac City his entire life and graduated from Sac City High School in 1967. He continued his education by going to Masonry School and later by obtaining a bachelors degree in computer programming.

          Bill worked as a brick layer for 20 years and then as a computer programmer for 8 years until his retirement in 2007. Bill retired young due to his battle with Parkinson’s.

          He enjoyed many things in life such as watching Iowa Hawkeye football games & L.A. Dodgers baseball games; playing cribbage and collecting coins as well as baseball memorabilia. However, the thing he enjoyed most was spending time with friends and family. Bill will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

          Bill is survived by his daughter Elizabeth (Zackary) Deardorff of LeMars, IA; grandchildren: Paige Deardorff (fiancé Dio Harnandez) and Taylor Deardorff; greatgrandchild: Acelynn Elizabeth, whom he did have the great joy of meeting and holding.

          Bill is preceded in death by his parents Ken and Delores Marple and his brother James Marple.

A Celebration of Life & internment of cremations at Cory Grove Cemetery (Sac City, IA) will be held in joint with his brother over Labor Day weekend.  For details, feel free to reach out to Bill’s niece/Jim’s daughter, Jennifer via email ( Family members may ask to join the “Marple Pellersels Family” group on Facebook.


Graveside Service
11:00 a.m., Saturday
August 31, 2019
Cory Grove Cemetery
Sac City, Iowa

Cory Grove Cemetery
Sac City, Iowa


Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 9:03 AM
“Bill and I had the same teachers every year from Kindergarten through sixth grade. My classmates and I were so glad that he could attend our 50-year reunion. May he rest in peace.”
- Susan Jarnagin
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