William Dekarske, Waterloo (formerly of Dyersville)

dekarske william _001William Allen Dekarske, 57, of Waterloo, Iowa, formerly of Dyersville, died peacefully on January 6, 2014 from an extended illness at Covenant Hospital in Waterloo.

Services will be 1:30 p.m., Friday, January 10, 2014 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Delaware by Rev. Donald Krause.  Friends may call from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m., at the church Friday, prior to services.  Burial will be in Pineview Cemetery, Delaware. Arrangements handled by Clifton-Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Earlville.

Bill was a field manager for West Bend Mutual for many years. Bill retired early and was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Cubs. He was a member of Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church in Delaware, where he used to serve as an usher. Bill was most recently employed part-time at the Dyersville Redemption Center.

He is survived by his wife, Wendy (Guetzko) Dekarske; his step-children, Amber (Wes) Vaske, of Austin, TX, Austin Wessels of Delhi; his children, Sarah, Nicole, Renee, and Jacob; three siblings, Tom (Sheri) Dekarske of Milwaukee, WI; Marilyn (John) Gibbs of Chesterfield, MO, and Bob (Sally) Dekarske of Newburgh, IN; and several nieces and nephews.

Bill will be missed by friends and family including the John and Peggy Guetzko family of West Branch; the Grant and Tana Guetzko family of Delhi, Iowa; the Beth (Guetzko) and Rod Birdsell family of Sioux City, IA; and the Becky (Guetzko) and Kit Hart family of Pearl, MS.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Marion Dekarske.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to Wm. Dekarske Memorial Fund.


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