Cover photo for William "Bill"  Willemssen's Obituary
William "Bill"  Willemssen Profile Photo
1944 William 2022

William "Bill" Willemssen

October 16, 1944 — February 11, 2022

A funeral service for William "Bill" Willemssen, age 77, of Spirit Lake will be held on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 11:00am at Downtown Church in Milford. Burial will be in the Lakeview Gardens Cemetery in Okoboji. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 from 5:00-7:00pm at the Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Spirit Lake.

William Edgar Willemssen, the son of Anthony and Arlowene (Guertin) Willemssen, was born on October 16, 1944, in Sibley, Iowa. As an infant, Bill was baptized into the Presbyterian church.

Growing up, Bill attended school in Sibley and graduated from Sibley High School in 1962.

On November 14, 1964, Bill was united in marriage to Mary Ann (Holst) Willemssen in Harris, Iowa.

Bill and Mary lived around the Cherokee area while Bill worked at Wilson’s in Cherokee as a meat packer for 40 years. The couple moved to Spirit Lake in October of 2004.

In his free time, Bill enjoyed working in the yard, walking the dogs, and playing cards. He never missed an opportunity to spend time with his wife, kids, grandkids, and great grandkids.

Bill passed away on February 11, 2022, in Spirit Lake.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Mary Willemssen of Spirit Lake; daughter, Brenda Berger of Spirit Lake; daughter, Becky Glienke of Lake Park; grandchildren: Aubrey (Jake) Windish of Sioux Falls, SD; Dalton (Carissa) Battazzi of Spirit Lake; Alyssa Glienke of Spirit Lake; Kylie Berger of Minneapolis, MN; Tyler Glienke of May City; Emily Berger of Minneapolis, MN; Kelsey (Jacob) Grady of Sioux Falls, SD; six great-grandchildren: Bryson, Jaxlynn, Trenton, Trevor, Kash, Breckyn; sister-in-law, Myrna Willemssen of Sibley; nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gordon Willemssen; and son, Bill Willemssen Jr.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of William "Bill" Willemssen, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Turner Jenness Funeral Home

1302 Hill Avenue, Spirit Lake, IA 51360

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Burial

Lakeview Gardens Cemetery

175th Street, Okoboji, IA

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 2

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree