William E. Gramley Obituary

William E.
Bill Gramley
William E. "Bill" Gramley

August 14, 1924 - November 2, 2014
Born in Aurora, IL
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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William E. "Bill" Gramley, 90, died Sunday, November 2, 2014, at Deerfield Health Center in Urbandale, Iowa. Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, November 29, at Heartland Presbyterian Church in Clive. Private placement of the cremated remains will be at the United Presbyterian Church Columbarium in Peoria, IL.

Bill was born on August 14, 1924, to William E. and Frances Gramley in Aurora, IL. He was raised on a farm near Plano, IL. Bill served in the US Army Air Force in WWII as a B25 Bomber Pilot in the 83rd Bomber Squadron, flying 62 combat missions in the China-Burma-India Theatre. After the war he continued his education at the University of Illinois where he earned his B.A. Degree in Architectural Engineering. On November 26, 1949, Bill married Tweeza Gilpatrick in Plano, IL. The majority of Bill's working career was as a partner with the architectural firm of Phillips, Swager & Associates in Peoria, Illinois and Dallas, Texas.

After his retirement in 1988, Bill's hobbies included wood-working projects and water color painting. He always enjoyed travelling and spending time with family.

Bill is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary Louise "Tweeza" (Gilpatrick) Gramley, his children, Lori (Larry) Hartsook of Clive, IA, Sandra (Dee Dee Kitchen) Gramley of San Diego, CA and Ken (Gretta) Gramley of Westfield, IN; his grandchildren; Michael Gramley, Ken Hartsook, Elizabeth Gramley, Mark Hartsook and Danielle Butler; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Wendell Gramley and June Schumacher.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Presbyterian Church, the Deerfield Foundation, or Unity Point Hospice. Online condolences will be welcomed at IlesCares.com.

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Heartland Presbyterian Church
14300 Hickman Road
Clive, IA US 50325
Saturday, November 29, 2014
2:00 PM


Heartland Presbyterian Church
14300 Hickman Road
Clive, IA 50325
Deerfield Foundation
13731 Hickman Road
Urbandale, IA US 50323
Unity Point Hospice
11333 Aurora Avenue
Urbandale, IA 50322, IA 50322