Bill Squires

Walter William "Bill" Squires, 70, went home to be with Jesus on Saturday October 9, 2005 while camping in his motorhome at Saylorville Lake.
Bill was born on October 9, 1935 in Cooper, the son of Sherman and Maxine Squires. He worked with his uncles after graduating from high school. He then worked at United Foods in Jefferson for five years. He and his wife, Janice, moved to Perry and Bill started working for Fareway Stores, Inc. where he was employed for 31 years, retiring in 1995. He and his wife traveled the world and visited 23 countries and all 50 states.
He loved live, his family and enjoyed a large network of extended family and friends. He participated in sports and was once a semi-pro baseball pitcher. He enjoyed fising, Model A's, and camping around the country. He delighted in saying he was from Cooper and claimed to be in the top ten of his class. There were seven in his class. Bill and Jan wintered in the Palm Springs, Cal. area for the last nine years. He loved people and people loved him.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Janice; his daughter, Lori Squires of Urbandale; his son Randy (Debra) Squires of Colo; 3 sisters-in-law, Barbara Denman of Urbandale, Marilyn Hagemeyer of California, and Ruth Burk of Colorado; two granddaughters, Kayla McBurney of Osceola and Stacey Stoecker of West Des Moines; four great-grandchildren, Samantha, Sierra, and Austin Pennick, and Jessica Negrete; his uncle and aunt, Norman and Helen Ure of Rippey; his aunt, Doris Birt of Spencer; his aunt, Florence Ure; and his uncle Robert Vickery of Roswell, GA.