William R. "Bill" Hughes

Dec 8, 2017
Hughes, Bill


10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017 at St. Edward Catholic Church, 1423 Kimball Ave, Waterloo     


4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 15, 2017 at Locke Funeral Home where there will be a 7:00 Vigil Service     


Mount Olivet Cemetery, Waterloo, Iowa     


A memorial fund will be established to benefit Parkinson’s research and the Lake Delhi Association


William R. “Bill” Hughes, 84, of Delhi, formerly of Waterloo, died Friday, December 8, 2017 at Good Neighbor Society in Manchester.

Bill was born November 28, 1933 in Macomb, Illinois, the son of T. Bishop and Ethel Williams Hughes.  He married Bonnie Sheldahl June 24, 1961 in Waterloo Iowa.
Bill graduated in 1951 from Good Hope High School in Good Hope, Illinois, then attended Western University in Macomb, Illinois, for 2 years until he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1953 during the Korean War.  Fortunately he was stationed in Stuttgart, Germany, until he was honorably discharged in 1955.  Bill returned to college and received his Bachelor of Science in General Agriculture from the University of Illinois at Champaign in 1957. 

Bill worked as a Sales Supervisor for Rath Packing Company for 6 years and then as a Salesman and General Manager for Town and Country Home Improvement for 41 years before retiring in 2004.  Bill was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Manchester.  He was a 60 year member of the Waterloo Elks Lodge as well as a member of the Lions and Kiwanis Clubs.  

Survivors include his wife Bonnie of Delhi, a son Brian (Ann) Hughes of Cedar Rapids, a daughter Lori (Luis) Vasquez of Boston; 5 grandchildren: Joshua, Jacquelyn, Jennifer, and Jillian Hughes and Hugh Kelly; sisters Wilma Lewis of Good Hope, IL, Sharon (Bob) Walters of Coal Valley, IL, Shirley Woolam of Macomb, IL; and a brother Bob (Sandy) Hughes of Knoxville, TN.

He is preceded in death by sons Craig in infancy, and David; sisters Olive (Herb) Hodges, Alice (Bob) Welch, and Helen (Charlie) Coulter; brothers in law Gene Lewis and Dick Woolam.


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  1. Margie Sauve | Dec 10, 2017

    Dear Bonnie and Family

    I am very sorry to hear about Bill's passing.  I sent out a Christmas Card this morning to wish You All a Peaceful and Joyous Holiday Season.  Jo Weatherly  called about an hour ago to tell me tthat Bill had passed. I am really sorry.  You are all in My thoughts and prayers. I remember the good times at Delhi, with all of You.  Going on the Pontoon and Bill always teasing me about something.  Bonnie I will call in a few weeks, after Christmas and the 1st of the year.  God Bless You and Your Family.  Love Margie

  2. Shannon Throndson | Dec 10, 2017

    Brian, Ann, Josh, Jackie, Jenny and Jill-

    We are so sorry for you loss. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    The Throndson Family

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