On Dec. 14, 2018, our cousin and very special friend Bill, was called home by the Lord to share eternity with his beloved wife, Carol.

Bill was a “North-End” kid, born May 15, 1942, raised in Albia, and will always be remembered walking across town to church, faithfully, every Sunday to participate in the services at the Church of the Nazarene.

Bill graduated with the class of 1960, was the music director and pianist for the Nazarene church in Albia, went on to earn his teaching degree at Parsons College in Fairfield and spent the remainder of his career as a teacher and, for a time, was the pastor of a small Midwestern church.

While dedicating himself to full-time church work, some of his fondest memories were of the several, annual, week-end statewide pastoral renewal services held at Veterans Auditorium in Des Moines, for which he was invited to supply the musical interludes along with his long-time friends, Phillip Dicks and Paul Klingensmith.

Bill married the love of his life, Carol Kiehlbauch in 1988, they made Colorado their home and spent the next 19 years sharing that love, until her unexpected passing in 2007. Bill and Carol had enjoyed traveling in their free time and after Carol’s passing, Bill continued that passion by traveling extensively through-out the United States on Amtrak, making video travel logs of all his journeys.

Bill was preceded in death by both parents, Tom and Marjorie (Hunt) Chambers; as well as his brothers, Tom and Kenneth. Those left to remember his legacy are his sisters-in-law, a nephew, several nieces and an aunt, along with his many cousins.

Per Bill’s wishes, his body is to be cremated and will rest, forever, next to his beloved Carol at West Lawn Memorial Park in Mount Pleasant, Wisc. No formal services are planned with interment to be set for a later date.

Bill will be missed by his extended family as well as all his friends and acquaintances.

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