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Wilhelm "Bill" Mardorf
April 19, 1916–March 27, 2013
Wilhelm "Bill" Mardorf, age 96, died peacefully, Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Pennington Square in Monticello.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 Tuesday morning, April 2, 2013 at the St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Monticello with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery. Rev. Ellery Dykeman will officiate at the services. Friends may call from 4 until 8 Monday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established. Thoughts, Memories and Condolences may be left at
Surviving are three children: Nancy Marsh, Suzanne (Dennis) Joslyn of Monticello, and Gary (Linda) Mardorf of Henderson, NV; five grandchildren: Cindy Marsh of Clinton, Lisa Marsh Ross of DeWitt, Sonya Joslyn (Jim) Grant of Vacaville, CA, Lon Joslyn of LaFayette, IN, and Chad Mardorf of San Francisco, CA; five great grandchildren: Tasha Ross of Fulton, IL, Kristina (Mike) Wade of Vacaville, CA, and Samantha Grant of Woodland, CA, Katlynn Joslyn of LaFayette, IN, and Melissa Burmeister of DeWitt; and two great, great grandchildren: Hailey Wade of Vacaville, CA, and Michael VanDamme of Fulton, Il. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Katie, a granddaughter DeeAnn Marsh and son-in-law Robert Marsh, three brothers, George, Gerhard and Carl, and a sister, Anna Peters.
Wilhelm Mardorf was born April 19, 1916 in Lovell Township, Jones County, Iowa. He was the son of Conrad and Jessie Grace Marie Ahlrichs Mardorf. Bill received his education in the Lovell Township School #9. Bill and Katie were united in marriage at St. Matthew Lutheran Church on December 14, 1938. The couple bought their farm in Castle Grove that year and farmed together until retiring to Monticello in 1978. Bill then worked at Oakwood Cemetery for 6 years. Bill was a life long member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church. He was baptized on May 21, 1916 and confirmed his faith on April 13, 1930. He loved to garden and was still gardening until 2 years ago. He would always plant his potatoes on Good Friday. Bill was a member of the Monticello Lions Club. He enjoyed going to Darrells and Hardees for coffee with friends in the morning. Bill and Katie enjoyed going to dances, playing cards, and attending the many activities of their children.

Source: Goettsch Funeral Home

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