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William "Bill" J Wilgenbusch

September 14, 1944 ~ December 31, 2022 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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William “Bill” John Wilgenbusch, 78, of Newton died on Saturday, December 31, 2022, at MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines following a short illness. A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 7, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The family will greet friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be used to establish a memorial in Newton. 

Bill, the son of Ernest and Florence (Lippold) Wilgenbusch, was born on September 14, 1944 in St. Marys, Iowa.  During high school, Bill began driving school bus. On June 6, 1964, Bill was united in marriage with Mary Jo Rennenger. He then worked as a delivery driver for Coca-Cola and AE Dairy. Bill finished his career in the construction industry. After retirement he returned to bus driving for the Saydel and Ankeny school districts.

Bill was a life long member of the Catholic church and had worked as Maintenance Director at All Saints in Saydel. In his spare time, Bill loved baking, decorating cakes, and making candy.  He was also seen as Santa Claus around town during Christmas time. 

Bill is survived by his wife, Mary Jo Wilgenbusch of Newton; son, Richard Wilgenbusch (Alison Grier) of Newton; his brother, Lou (Patty) Wilgenbusch of St. Charles; two sisters, Patty (Larry) Wadle of St. Charles and Peg Pettiecord of Des Moines; and his many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew, Tim Pettiecord. 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
January 7, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
1115 S 8th Ave E
Newton, IA 50208

Funeral Mass
Saturday
January 7, 2023

11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
1115 S 8th Ave E
Newton, IA 50208

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