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William "Bill" Terry Lake

LAKE, MEYER, KACENA, NISSEN, CARLSON, GREVE, BAETHKE, KAEFRING

Posted By: Sarah Fletcher (email)
Date: 10/25/2021 at 09:41:37

William "Bill" Terry Lake, 65, died peacefully on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at home surrounded by his loving family.

A Memorial Service will be at 10 AM, Friday, October 15, 2021 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church with Rev. Brent Hartwig officiating. Friends are welcome to attend the service in person. The service will be live streamed. The link to the live stream may be found on Billís obituary page at www.lensingfuneral.com under his Tribute Wall. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Iowa Donor Network or Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Bill was born September 20, 1956 in Iowa City, the son of Bobbie Joe Sr. and Carol Jean (Meyer) Lake. He was a 1974
graduate of Iowa City City High School and graduated from Kirkwood Community College. On October 22, 1977 he married his high school sweetheart Sharon (Sherry) Kacena at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and would have celebrated 44 years of marriage this month.

Bill was a mail carrier for over 30 years with the United States Postal Service. Following retirement, he was proud to be given the opportunity to drive for the Iowa Donor Network and found it rewarding.

Bill was well known for his strong work ethic and willingness to help others regardless of the task. He was a skilled craftsman; he had a love for woodworking and constructing masterpieces. In his free time, he enjoyed spending time with his grandsons, mushroom hunting, fishing, golfing, playing cards, watching the Cardinals play, trying new craft beers, walking his grand pups around Sand Pond, and having a meal with friends and family. He loved to cruise and travel. He bowled in league for many years, throwing his first 300 game in 1994 followed by a second a few years later. Watching Looney Toons or daytime game shows with his grandson Witten was a favorite past time of his.

Most important to Bill was his love of family especially his grandchildren. He treasured the many family summer vacations spent in Florida, coaching his childrenís sporting teams, and attending his grandkidsí activities and sporting events.
Bill is survived by his loving wife, Sharon, and their four children, Kristene Lake (Nate Nissen) of Des Moines, Kelly (Chris) Carlson of Tiffin, Michelle (Jason) Greve of Coralville, and Bobbie Joe Lake Jr. (Daniella) of Swisher; five grandsons, Dylan, Max, and Jake Carlson, and Witten and Keaton Greve; his grand pups, particularly Jonah; his siblings, Pam (Al) Baethke, Brian Lake, Patty (Dave) Kaefring, and Brad (Kathy) Lake; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents.

As Bill would say; It is what it is. Life is a journey, enjoy the ride.

Fiends may join the family from 12PM to 2 PM Friday at Big Grove Brewery to celebrate Bill's life.

Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service
 

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