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William D. Killpack, 82, of 1830 Springview Drive, died Monday, October 9, 2006 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit. Memorial services will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, November 4, 2006 at the First United Methodist Church, 119 S. Georgia Avenue with Rev. Jim Stiles and Rev. Jo Frahm Watkins officiating. Private family inurnment services will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery Columbarium. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be given to the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit. Bill was born February 28, 1924 in Persia, Iowa the son of James M. and Dorothy H. Killpack. His father was in the bank in Persia and with the changes in banking at that time he moved east to find opportunities. Bill graduated from Shaker Heights High School in 1941 and with his interest in farming and agriculture he enrolled in Iowa State University to study Animal Husbandry. When he failed his physical for the Army Air Corps, he decided to postpone his college and learn first hand more about Aberdeen Angus cattle and that business. He worked for some outstanding Angus herds and had a good apprentice experience with the Leachman brothers. In the fall of 1944, Bill decided to return to Iowa State to complete his education and continue in the Angus cattle business. He was very active on campus joining the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity and served as president his senior year. His other campus activities included Cardinal Key and Alpha Zeta honorees, Agriculture Council and Block and Bridle Club. In the spring of 1946, he met Lucille Saunders and they were engaged with plans to get married July 12th after Lucille completed her degree in Home Economics Education. After graduation, Bill started showing Angus cattle for Wilton Farms, and secured a job as herdsman for White Gates Farms in Flanders, New Jersey. Lucille and Bill were married as planned at the LaGrange Christian Church. After fitting and showing Angus at major shows, he was named ?Herdsman of the Year? at the International Livestock Show in 1959. After developing strong allergies to livestock, Bill was forced to change occupations and joined his father in banking at the Geauga County National Bank in Chardon, Ohio. Six children were born to Lucille and Bill. They are Kathlyn, Sandra, William, Robert, David and Richard. After working in banks in Ohio and New Jersey, he had an opportunity to return to Iowa in 1972 where he was elected an officer of the United Home Bank and he retired at Executive Vice President in 1989. Bill and Lucille were very active in Mason City and members of the First United Methodist Church. Bill served on the board of the North Iowa Medical Center for 15 years. Rotary was always a very important part of his life. Bill was president of the Rotary Club of Mason City, served as the Governor of Rotary District 5970 from 1989-90. After retiring from the bank, he joined the North Iowa Medical Center to help develop and market The Willows, a senior housing complex close to the hospital. After completing that task, Bill excepted an opportunity to work for the NIACC Foundation with the challenges of establishing the Alumni Association and raising money. In 3½ years the NIACC Alumni Association was active with a working board and many projects. In 1994, First Citizens National Bank made plans to move their charter and headquarters to Mason City. This provided another opportunity for Bill to work in banking and was made Vice President of Business Development. He retired in December of 2000. With his interest in Music Man Square, he worked as Assistant Executive Director until September of 2002.
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