William Clarence Neibergall 'Bill'

November 17, 1919 - September 29, 2017

William Clarence Neibergall 'Bill' was born on November 17, 1919 to Valentine and Minnie Neibergall in Mason City, Iowa. He was the youngest of five boys who preceded him in death: Harold, Henry, John, and Larry.

He married Marilayne Brown on June 12, 1941 in Mason City. In 1942 he enlisted in The Army Air Force. He was a sergeant in the 507th Fighter Group during WW11, where he loaded cameras into the planes prior to the bombing raids, and then he developed the film and showed them to the pilots to see if their targets had been accurate.

After he was discharges in 1945 he worked at the Mason City Foundry for his father-in-law, H.C.Brown. He also worked at Kayenay Engraving and Metal Craft Engraving where he stayed for 25 years. The family then moved to Tempe, Arizona in 1976. Bill worked until he retired at 75.

His hobbies included gardening, wood carving, and finding treasures at yard sales. In his younger years he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was devoted to his family. Surviving him are his wife of 76 years and his children, Bob (Janet) of Yankton, SD, Judy (Gary) of Peoria, AZ, Jim (Marilyn) of Mesa, AZ, Dave (Nora) of Tempe, AZ, and Steve (Debra) of Gilbert, AZ, 15 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren.

Bill died peacefully on September 29th and was laid to rest in the Veteran's Honor section of the Valley of the Sun Mortuary and Cemetery on October 6th. Cards can be sent to Judy Heusman at 7319 W. Eugie Ave. Peoria, AZ 85381.

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