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William "Willie" J. Wall

December 13, 1920 — June 18, 2015

William “Willie” J. Wall, age 94, passed away Thursday June 18, 2015 at the Dundy County Hospital.

William was born on December 13, 1920 to William E. and Stella E. (Altman) Wall in Haigler, NE.

Willie joined the United States Army on September 28, 1942 serving in the European, African Theatres during World War II. He was honorably discharged on November 9, 1945.

On September 3, 1942 he married Donna M. Stroup in Trenton, NE. To this union two girls were born. The couple made their home in the Benkelman area where Willie farmed and was an electrician.

Willie enjoyed fishing and hunting, playing pool and he loved to dance.

He was a member of the Benkelman United Methodist Church, the NRD, VFW and the American Legion Post #65.

Survivors include his daughters, Greta Sawyer and husband, Derald of Sioux City, IA, Sherryl Williams and husband, Gene of McCook; four grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 13 great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Donna; brothers, Vern, Kenny, Wilbur “Babe”, Tommy, Max, Donald, Hugh; sisters, Shirley, Ruth and Helen.

Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. MDT on Friday, June 26, 2015 at Benkelman United Methodist Church with Rev. Sheila Taylor officiating. Inurnment with Military Honors will be in the Benkelman Cemetery.

Memorials may be given in his name to the Midlands Chapter of Nebraska Multiple Sclerosis Society in care of Carpenter-Breland Funeral Home.

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