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William J. "Bill" McCracken

William J. "Bill" McCracken

Male 1937 - 2007  (70 years)

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  • Name William J. "Bill" McCracken  [1
    Nickname Bill 
    Born 23 Jul 1937  Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Military Service U.S. Air Force - Cap't 
    Occupation Financial - Investment executive 
    Died 11 Nov 2007  Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried 16 Nov 2007  Cedar Memorial Park Cem, Cedar Rapids, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I138  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2011 

    Family Judith Betsy Nelson,   b. 27 Oct 1941, Rahway, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 26 Nov 1966  Rahway, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
     1. Melissa Ellen McCracken,   b. 24 Sep 1967  (Age 53 years)
     2. Amy Elizabeth McCracken,   b. 7 Aug 1970  (Age 51 years)
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F39  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    William J. 'Bill' McCracken (Sep 1999)
    William J. "Bill" McCracken (Sep 1999)
    Family photo

  • Notes 
    • Obituary, (accessed 15 Nov 2007):
      "William James McCracken, 70, of Cedar Rapids, died November 11, 2007 in his home following a long illness with cancer. Funeral Mass: 10:30 AM, Friday, November 16, 2007 at All Saints Catholic Church. Rev. Gerald Condon will officiate, with Rev. Dr. Herbert Isenberg of Westminster Presbyterian Church co-officiating. Friends may call from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thursday, November 15, 2007, at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. Interment: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
      "Survivors include his wife Judy; daughters Melissa McCracken of Phoenix, AZ, and Amy Bemus and husband Dr. Scott Bemus of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren Jacob and Claire Bemus of Cedar Rapids; his father James J. McCracken; brother Robert McCracken and wife Nancy of Cedar Rapids; sister Nancy Mulherin and husband Michael of Marion; and sister in law Barbara Pavan and husband Robert of Valley Forge, PA, and many nieces and nephews.
      "He was preceded in death by his mother Alice McCracken, and his sister Joan Heald.
      "William James McCracken was born July 23, 1937 at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, the beloved son of James J. and Alice (Donohoe) McCracken. He was a 1955 graduate of Franklin High School, and a 1960 graduate from Coe College. He served his country honorably in the United States Air Force achieving the rank of Captain. He was united in marriage to Judith Nelson on November 26, 1966 at St. Mary's Church in Rahway, New Jersey. He was employed for 42 years in the investment industry, completing his career with Wachovia Securities as Senior Vice President. Bill enjoyed helping his clients with their financial security, and through his work he made many close friends.
      "He was a member of the Thursday Noon Optimist Club having served as president, Eastern Iowa Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, Coe College Alumni Association, Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity, and Elmcrest Country Club. Bill greatly enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing golf and tennis, cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes at basketball games and wrestling matches, attending Cedar Rapids Kernels Baseball games, traveling with his family, and his time spent with his two beloved grandchildren Jacob and Claire. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend to many and will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him dearly...."

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Bertha Newens|, Bertha Ina (Newens) Snouffer, "Newens & Snouffer Family Records", (Bertha Ina (Newens) Snouffer; unpublished charts; created abt 1960; revised abt 1970; original charts possessed by Wm.C.Snouffer).

    2. [S40] Obituary, Anonymous, "Obituary".

    3. [S3] Personal |, Person Named, Spouse, or close Relative or Friend.

    4. [S103] FindaGrave, (