William "Bill" Byrne, 83, of Moorland, passed away on Wednesday April 28, 2021 at the Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday May 3rd at 10:30 AM at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Moorland, with Msgr. Kevin McCoy and Fr. Brian Feller concelebrating. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Good Counsel Cemetery in Moorland. A visitation will be on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at Laufersweiler Funeral Home. Masks are highly encouraged. The services will be livestreamed via the Laufersweiler Funeral Home Facebook page.
Survivors include his wife Judy of Moorland, daughters Linda Byrne of Moorland, Michelle (Roo Winchester) Wright of Rogers, AR, Julie (Todd) Tolliver of Badger, Jill (Curtis) Matuska of Buffalo, MN, 5 grandchildren Cody, Grace, and Evan Tolliver, Matthew and Mikayla Wright, brother Robert Byrne of Moorland.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Henry and Grace Irene (Wartchow) Byrne.
William Joseph Byrne was born on March 17, 1938 in Fort Dodge. He was raised and educated in Moorland and graduated from Moorland Community School in 1956. Bill then attended Iowa Central Community College where he continued to play basketball. Following his education, he served in the National Guard. Bill started farming at an early age with his brother Bob when their dad passed away. On February 3, 1968 he was united in marriage to Judy Mescher and the couple made their home on the Century Family farm near Moorland. Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. Bill was always one to stay busy whether it was farming, gardening or mowing. He enjoyed coffee and socializing with friends, going to dances, reading, and especially spending time with his family. He served on the Prairie Valley School Board for 9 years, and was a longtime member of Holy Trinity Parish.
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