William John “Bill” Britt, 94, of Manchester and formerly of Earlville and Delhi, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2019, of natural causes. He was born on January 12, 1925, at the family farm south of Delhi, the son of John J. and Eunice (Bersley) Britt. Bill graduated from Buck Creek High School in 1942.
On June 6, 1953, Bill was united in marriage to Mary Ann Schemmel at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Monticello. They farmed near Earlville until moving to Manchester in 2005. Mary Ann proceeded him in death in 2014.
Bill loved and admired his family. He enjoyed playing the harmonica and telling a good story. Bill had a passion for antique cars and was very proud of his Irish heritage. Bill is the fourth generation of Britts to be buried at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Delhi.
Survivors include their five children, Tim (Beverly Larrick) of Adrian, Missouri, Connie (Jerry Meisgeier) of Traer, Jeff (Patti) of Riverside, Jill (Tom Hentges) of Palatine, Illinois, and Dan (Jean) of Waverly; 10 grandchildren, Tyler and Krista Britt, Ben and Ryan (Stacy) Meisgeier, Kelly (Adam), T.J., and Nicole Hentges, and Isaac, Joseph, and Andrew Britt; 5 great-grandchildren, Zachary and Samuel Meisgeier, and Birk, Emma, and Lily Meisgeier; and his sister, Mary Ann (Merrel) Schnieders of Manchester.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and siblings, Paul and Donald.
Online condolences may be sent to www.leonard-mullerfh.com.
Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, November 30, 2019, at St. John Catholic Church in Delhi, Iowa, with Rev. John Kremer officiating.
Visitation: 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., on Friday, November 29, 2019, at St. John Catholic Church in Delhi, where there will be a 4:00 p.m. Scripture Service. Friends may also call one hour before Mass at the church on Saturday.
Interment with Military Rites: St. John Catholic Cemetery – Delhi, Iowa