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“Dear Judy and family. We are so sad to hear of Bills passing. So many memories and fun at horse shows. Tell the kids hello from us. Bettie and Bill...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Bettie and Bill Roggenkamp - IA

“Judy and family- I am sorry to hear of Bill's passing. It seems like so many of the familiar faces from the salebarn are no longer with us! You...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Jason Green - Iowa City, IA

“I've been thinking about you so much today Grandpa, and I honestly don't know why. I am taking a break from all my homework because I am so stressed...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Shalyn - wheatland, IA

“I worked with Bill at Sivyer Steel for many years, and knew him as a hard worker, always could be counted on for that "extra mile". I don't know his...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Hal Davis - Davenport, IA

“Dear Judy and family, Janelle and I received a call over the weekend of Bill's passing. We were saddened to hear this and send our deepest sympathy...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Bev La Bombard - St Charles, MO

“Bill has always been as much of a grandpa to me as my own just like it's always been hard to really distinguish the line separating the Clay family...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Brooke Clay-VanOort - Purcell, OK

“We want to extend our deepest sympathy. Jeff and I have many memories as a cousin and as co worker to your children. I am truly sorry that family...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Jeff and Janell Corbin - FL

“Sorry for your loss. Love and prayers to you all. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Bob and Colleen Golden

“Dear Dad, You are the lifeline to my heart. Always standing beside and behind me. Dad, I always knew you were there, no matter the...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Peg Clasen - Long Grove, IA

“Bill was like grandpa to me when I was younger all the weekends spent at Silver Spurs he was a great man sorry I can't be there to say good bye ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Amy Wilson Hogg - Longview, TX

“I will always remember Bill from my years working with him at Sivyer. Always helpful and fun to be around which made our work more pleasurable. My...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Dan Fowlkes - Davenport, IA

“Bill and I were fast friends when we were kids. We were 2 years apart in age and I spent many days on the farm when we were growing up. Although we...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Larry Steward - DeWitt, IA


A Celebration of Life Gathering for William L. "Bill" Steward, 74, a resident of Long Grove, Iowa, will be held Saturday, September 8, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Don's Pub, 101 S. Main Street, Donahue, Iowa 52746. Visitation will be Friday, September 7, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main Street, downtown Davenport. Bill died Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at his home after a brief illness.
William Leslie Steward was born on November 2, 1937 in Davenport, a son of Rudolph and Ella (Gronewald) Steward. He married Judy Galitz on May 11, 1960 at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Long Grove. Bill was employed for many years at Sivyer Steel, retiring in 2000, and as a North Scott Elementary School Bus Driver and RiverBend Transit Driver. He also worked on the family farm throughout his life.
Bill was a 44-year member of the Silver Spurs Saddle Club and enjoyed trail rides. Bill was a man of men who loved and lived for his wife, children and grandchildren. He was also a grandfather and father figure to many over the years.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Surviving Bill are his wife, Judy, Long Grove, children, Peggy S. Clasen, Long Grove, Paul W. (Laura) Steward, Long Grove, Patrick A. (Amy) Steward, Wheatland, IA; grandchildren, Destiny (Tony) Gerhardt, Ashley "Wild Child" Danielsen, Amber Dufloth, Autumn (Kyle) Danielsen, Bailey Garrity, Mark Steward, Shalyn Steward, Kolton Steward, McKalyn Steward; 6 great-grandchildren; sister, Millie Wallace, Davenport, brother-in-law, Dennis (Ruth) Galitz, Columbus Junction, IA, sister-in-law, Patricia Kroeger, Donahue; and his faithful companions, Mattie, Zoie, and his horse, Foxy. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Ralph and Robert "Butch" Steward and a daughter, Patricia. May they rest in peace.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Bill's obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.