Hamilton County


William F. “Bill” Chauncey




William Frederick Chauncey was born July 25, 1926 to Albert Showalter ‘Jack’ and Zola O’Banion Chauncey. He died May 11, 2004 and is buried in Graceland Park Cemetery, Sioux City, IA.

Petty Officer Chauncey served with the U.S. Navy in World War II.

His Obituary: Sioux City Journal, Sioux City, IA - May 14, 2004

William F. “Bill” Chauncey, 77, of Sioux City died Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at a Sioux City hospital following a lengthy illness.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Friday at First Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Alan Wicks officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Friday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.

Bill, the son of Albert and Zola (O’Banion) Chauncey, was born July 25, 1926, in Dunlap, Iowa. He graduated from Webster City (Iowa) High School, then served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, from 1944 to 1946. He attended Iowa State University and graduated in 1950. He coached in Tipton, Iowa, before returning to grad school at Iowa State.

He married Dorothy Theesfeld on Dec. 20, 1952, in Webster City, Iowa. They moved to Sioux City in 1958. He worked for Pfizer as a pharmaceutical salesman. He later worked in the real estate business and later became a property manager for Urban Inc.

He was a member of First Lutheran Church. He was a football standout at Webster City and Iowa State University. He was inducted into the Iowa High School Football Hall of Fame in 2002. He was president of the Iowa State Alumni Association. He was a former president of the Noon Sertoma Club and Morningside Country Club. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy of Sioux City; a son and his wife, Christopher and Judith Chauncey of Sioux City; a daughter, Becky Chauncey of Sioux City; and three granddaughters, Caroline, Candance and Catherine.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Dorothy Henry.

A memorial has been established in his name to the Iowa State Alumni Association of the Siouxland Cancer Center.

Sources: ancestry.com