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William D. Tracy (1934-2020)


Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 10/4/2020 at 09:55:12

William D. Tracy, 86, of Stuart, formerly of Clive, passed away September 30, 2020 at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. Visitation will be held from 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Saturday, October 3, 2020 at the Historic Saintsí Center in Stuart. A Funeral Service will follow the visitation at 1:00 P.M. Saturday at the Historic All Saintsí Center. Burial will follow in St. Josephís Catholic Cemetery in Casey, with a luncheon to follow at the Casey Community Building. Memorial contributions may be made to the William Tracy Charitable Fund and may be sent to Johnson Family Funeral Home, PO Box 246, Stuart, Iowa 50250. Online condolences may be left at www.johnsonfamilyfuneralhome.com . Williamís service will be live streamed and can be viewed afterwards on the Johnson Family Funeral Home Facebook page (www.facebook.com/johnsonfamilyfh).

Bill was born March 22, 1934 in Stuart to Dayton V. and Margaret A. (Hughes) Tracy. He grew up in Casey and attended Casey High School where he excelled in football, baseball and basketball. On January 26, 1951, Bill was united in marriage to Betty Jean Mains also of Casey. Together they became the proud parents of four children: William Craig, Brian, Denise and Tom. They lived in Adair County, a period of years in northeast Iowa, and later returned to Greenfield. Bill was the managing partner in Iowa Walnut Company which was part of Kling Furnier Werk in Germany, supplying native veneer logs throughout the world. Bill later led, as president, the development and formation of Timber Export Products, Inc in Altenburg, Missouri and Tracy Export, Inc in Dubuque, Iowa. Throughout his life Bill and Betty enjoyed many international business trips. Billís passion in life was his family, his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed being involved in the operation of his farm and cattle herd with his family. He played bridge with a local club, boated and enjoyed dancing In his younger years.

He is preceded in death by, his parents, Dayton and Margaret, his beloved wife, Betty in 2012, two sisters and their husbands, Marcella (Earl) Gray and Marilyn (Elmer) Jones, and two brother and three sisters-in-law, Dick (Janet), (Vina) Mains and Don (Virginia) Kading.

Bill leaves behind to cherish his memory his beloved children, William Craig (Kay) Tracy of Bellevue, Iowa, Brian (Debra) Tracy of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Denise (Stanley) Herrick of Greenfield, Iowa and Tom (Cary) Tracy of Rochester, New York; grandchildren, Clinton (Carissa) Tracy of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Lauren Tracy of St. Louis, Missouri; Mathew (Marcene) Tracy of Bellevue, Iowa, Michael (Sarah) Tracy of Dubuque, Iowa, Allysen (Peter) Bonifas of Bellevue, Iowa; William (Shelby) Herrick of Menlo, Iowa, Suzanne (Shane) Boyd of Temecula, California, Joseph (Molly) Herrick of Greenfield, Iowa, Jenny Herrick of Greenfield; Mariel (John) Courain of Rochester, New York, Tyler (Shannon) Tracy of Morristown, New Jersey, and Jillian (Jakob) Christerson of Atlanta, Georgia. Great-grandchildren: Maura, Nolan, Ella, Lilliana, Elena and Liam Tracy; Hannah, Maddie and Colin Tracy; Cal, Trace and Bryce Bonifas; Theodore and Oliver Tracy; Olivia, Addison, Bennett Matthew and Lincoln Boyd; Thomas, Anna and John Herrick; Ava and Jack Herrick; Luke and Jack Courain and Weston Tracy; brother-in-law Glen (Roma) Bassett of Clive; many nieces, nephews and friends. He will be greatly missed by all.

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