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William "Bill" Wohlers

March 17, 1944 — June 6, 2024

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William Terry Wohlers was born alongside his twin brother, Ted on March 17, 1944 in Logan, Iowa. He is the son of Theodore Henry Jacob and Ila Ruth (Iddings) Wohlers. Bill received his education from Logan High School and graduated with the class of 1962. He attended Wayne State College and graduated in 1966 with a bachelor’s of arts degree, double majoring in chemistry and mathematics. Bill did graduate work at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He then accepted a job working for Continental Oil Company (Conoco) in their analytic chemistry laboratory located in Ponca City, Oklahoma. 

 He enlisted into the United States Air Force in 1967, where he was stationed at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. He auditioned for and was assigned to the Tactical Air Force Command Band, playing the clarinet and saxophone. He was honorably discharged in 1971. Following his separation from the Air Force, he worked for Snyder-Neuman Pipe Organ Company located in Omaha. He traveled between Nebraska, Western Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota. 

 On August 15, 1971, Bill was baptized at Temple Baptist Church. On August 12, 1972, William was united in marriage to Margaret Williams. They settled in Denison and were blessed with their daughter, Jennifer. In October of 1972, he began working for Farmland Foods (Smithfield Foods) located in Denison as a quality control inspector and later became Senior Chemist at their analytic laboratory. He retired on December 31, 2009, after almost 38 years. 

 Bill was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Denison. He was also a member of the American Chemical Society and the Denison American Legion Post 8. In the ‘80s, he worked with his mother and cousin on family history. This became a great passion of his as he helped his extended family research their family tree. He also met many people online from all over the world helping them with their research. Watching the Hawkeyes, Packers and Cardinals play were his favorite pastimes. Above all, he cherished making memories with his family. 

 Bill passed away at home surrounded by his family on Thursday, June 6, 2024, at the age of 80 years, two months and 20 days.

 He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Buller of Denison; four grandchildren: Emily (Ryan) Davis of Des Moines, Austin (Angel) Fink and their children, Ayla, Arden and Arthur William Scott (due in July) all of Alta, Luke Schneider of Carroll, and Bennett Schneider of Carroll; twin brother, Ted (Linda) Wohlers of Omaha; nephew, Brian (Michelle) Wohlers and their children, Evan and Jenna all of Omaha; and other relatives and friends.

 His visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at the United Presbyterian Church in Denison. A private memorial service will be held with the family with military honors and inurnment in the Logan Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the United Presbyterian Church Camp in Okoboji.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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205 N 24th St, Denison, IA 51442

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