Bill Chambers

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Funeral services for Mr. Bill Chambers, 83, of Spencer, will take place at 2 p.m., today, Saturday, May 3, 2008, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Spencer. Rev. Brent Lingle will officiate the service.

Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery of Spencer.

Bill passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at Spencer Hospital.

William "Bill" James Chambers, the son of Michael Joseph and Agnes Berry Chambers, was born July 28, 1924, in Webster City. He received his early education and graduated from the Webster City High School. Bill then continued his education at Iowa Teachers College where he received his teaching degree and later earned a Master's Degree from Las Angels State College. Bill served in the U.S. Army during W.W. II from 1943 to 1945.

Bill married Jenne Bircher on Aug. 14, 1946, in Cedar Falls. Following their marriage, Bill taught in Greenfield, Hartley, California and then they moved to Spencer where he taught Industrial arts and coached the Spencer Golf Team. On Aug.15, 1982, Bill married Colleen Gross.

Bill was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, American Legion, D.A.V. and the N.E.A. He also officiated for basketball and wrestling and Bill continued to assist the Spencer Golf Team.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Jenne in 1979; one infant daughter; three brothers; and three sisters.

Bill is survived by his wife, Colleen of Spencer; his daughter, Janis Chambers of Farmington, N.M.; two sons: James Chambers and his wife, Thess of the Philippines Islands, and Robert "Andy" Chambers of Naples, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.