Dodgeville – William A. Powell, age 93, of Dodgeville, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017 in Dodgeville.
William A. Powell was born on Sunday, February 10, 1924 in Dodgeville, the eldest son of Ira Cretney (Casey) Powell and Lucille Chappell Powell. He was united in marriage to Betty Richards on September 30, 1944 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Mineral Point.
Bill, a Man for All Seasons, was a man of many talents. He started his early career farming, electrically wired the Cave of the Mounds in Blue Mounds, owned and operated a Surge business, became a Loan Officer and then Manager at Production Credit Association in Darlington and Dodgeville, Branch Manager at the Ridgeway Bank, worked as an Insurance Agent for Prudential and Jackson Life Insurance, ran Powell Auction Service, prepared Income Tax Forms for his clients and held a License as a Realtor, working for his own business Powell Realty. Perhaps his greatest talent was to have a ready joke to tell to brighten everyone’s day. We will miss you and your abilities.
Bill is survived by his daughter Beverly (William) Zimmerman, Dodgeville and daughter Barbara Powell (California); 4 grandchildren Tess (Cale) Battles, Tom (Crystal) Zimmerman, Lowell Phillips, and Pierce (Lisa) Phillips; 9 great grandchildren Graeden, Griffin, Granton, Brooklyn, Addy, Brinley, Preston, Haeden, Lilly, Ailah, and Pierson; sisters-in-law Marilyn Powell and June Powell; nieces and nephews and special friend Marie Sersch.
He was preceded in death by his wife; Betty, an infant daughter; Mary Beth, his parents; Ira C. (Casey) and Lucille, brothers; Ross Powell and Carl Powell; in-laws; Jim and Ruth Quirk Richards, sister-in-law; Marlene Martin, and brother-in-law; Lee Martin.
Memorial Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, May 1, 2017 at the GORGEN-McGINLEY & AYERS FUNERAL HOME in Dodgeville. Father Brian Backstrand will officiate. Inurnment will be held in East Side Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until time of services on Monday at the funeral home. A luncheon will be served at the Red Room in Dodgeville, where Bill ate breakfast everyday.
The family would like to thank the Red Room Staff and Bill’s breakfast buddies for seeing that he was delivered a daily hearty breakfast to his home, Meals On Wheels, Dr. Paul Biere, the Staff at Upland Hills Hospice for their loving care of Bill and those that assisted him in his elder years cutting wood, tractor repair of his 444 Massey Harris, and a multitude of other favors. You are all valued and appreciated.
Memorials may be given to Upland Hills Hospice, Dodgeville and the Trinity Episcopal Church in Mineral Point, WI.
Gorgen-McGinley & Ayers Funeral Home
400 E. Grace Street Dodgeville
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