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William H. Gates

June 13, 1929 April 2, 2018
William H. Gates
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Obituary for William H. Gates

William H. Gates age 88 of Barneveld passed away on Monday, April 2, 2018 at the Meadows in Spring Green. He was born on June 13, 1929 in Arena, WI the son of Henry and Alice (Roberts) Gates. Bill served in the United States Army and was married on September 22, 1950 to the former Wanda Sams celebrating their 67 years of marriage last September. He was a member of the Arena Bible Church, worked as a rural mailman for over 20 years, drove school bus for 34 years, was on the River Valley School Board for 12 years, enjoyed hunting, spending time in nature, but most of all spending time with his family always putting them first. He was affectionately known as Old Papa to his 14 great grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Gates of Barneveld; a son, John (Jackie) Gates of Barneveld, a daughter-in-law, Lynn Gates of Arena; 5 grandchildren, Jennifer (Tim) Kenney of Arena and their children, Corina, Elena, Matea, Sophia and Emilia, Nicki (Stephen) Williams of Mazomanie and their children, Sawyer, Soren, Rece, Roen and Claire, Peter (Brandice) of Arena and their children, Cody, Mason and Breanna, Danielle Gates of Beaver Dam, Ashley Gates of Arena and her son Brian; 3 brothers, Robert of Richland Center, Henry Jr. (Ann) and Joe both of Tacoma WA; 2 sisters, Rose (Bill) and Judy both of Tacoma, WA; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Alice Kleist and Henry and Florence Goetz, a son Albert Gates, a sister and brother-in-law Esther and Knute, a sister-in-law Sandra, a sister Helen and a brother Bernie and special uncle and aunt Albert and Enid Roberts. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at the Arena Bible Church with Pastor Tom Bush officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 6, 2018 at the Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home in Spring Green from 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. and again on Saturday at the Arena Bible Church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service. A private family burial will be held in the Arena Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Arena Bible Church. The family would like to thank the staff at the Meadows for their care and concern for Bill and our entire family. Online condolences available at www.staffordfuneralhomes.com. The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home in Spring Green is assisting the family with the arrangements.


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Visitation

Friday

6

Apr

4:00 PM 4/6/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/6/2018 7:00:00 PM
Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home

780 N. Winsted Street
Spring Green, WI 53588

Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home
780 N. Winsted Street Spring Green 53588 WI
United States

Visitation

Saturday

7

Apr

10:00 AM 4/7/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 4/7/2018 11:00:00 AM
Arena Bible Church

804 Brown Street
Arena, Wisconsin 53503

Arena Bible Church
804 Brown Street Arena 53503 Wisconsin
United States

Service

Saturday

7

Apr

11:00 AM 4/7/2018 11:00:00 AM
Arena Bible Church

804 Brown Street
Arena, Wisconsin 53503

Arena Bible Church
804 Brown Street Arena 53503 Wisconsin
United States
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