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William 'Bill' Else Jr.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

William "Bill" Eugene Else Jr., 52, of Avondale, Ariz., died unexpectedly Thursday, June 14, 2012 in Le Mars.

Bill was born in Cherokee, on April 8, 1960, the son of William, Sr. and Donna Else. He graduated in 1980 from Maurice Orange City High School. After graduation, Bill enlisted in the United States Army. While in the military, he married his high school love, Marcia Mitchell, on Feb. 6, 1981, in Cedar Rapids. Bill proudly served two and half terms, including oversea tours in Japan and Greece, and participated in the overseas Army softball team.

Bill was honorably discharged, due to physical disabilities, in April 1990, as a staff sergeant E6.

Upon discharge, Bill and Marcia relocated to Phoenix, Ariz., where they created a loving home for their three children, Tonya Rae, Timothy Michael and Tammy Monet. Using the skills developed while in the Army, Bill accepted a position at Arizona Sterling as general manager.

While working, Bill attained his bachelor's degree in business administration from the Arizona State University in 1995. Bill continued at Arizona Sterling as the general manager, and for another 10 years, under Bill's leadership the organization grew to be the best performing security organization in the metropolitan Phoenix area.

In his personal life he was a loving son, brother, uncle, husband, father, grandfather and friend. Bill supported his family and friends in numerous ways, too many to mention.

Bill is survived by his wife, Marcia; his daughters and son, Tonya, Timothy and Tamara, all of Avondale, Ariz.; two grandchildren, Kyler and Kady, of Avondale, Ariz.; his mother, Donna Else, of Holstein; his sister, Debbie Gotto, of Phoenix, Ariz.; his brother, Thomas Else, of Holstein, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Else Sr.; his brother, Randy Else.

A Celebration of Life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home, in Le Mars. Military rites will be conducted by the Wasmer American Legion Post 241 of Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday and following the service during a time of lunch and fellowship in the Carlsen Fellowship Center. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.

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