In Memory of

William B. Courter

February 22, 1954 - July 31, 2018
From: Pomeroy, IA


Pomeroy – William “Bill” B. Courter 64, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home in Fort Dodge.  Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 6, 2018 at the Jolley Community United Methodist Church, Jolley, with Pastor Dawn Freese officiating.  Burial will be at Union Cemetery in Pomeroy.  Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, August 5, at the Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City.

Bill is survived by his wife Linda; children, Donald (Joanna Law Courter) Courter of San Diego, CA, Brenda (Mark) Mintun of Perry, IA, Belinda (Joseph) Maranowicz of Plainfield, IL, and Becky (Austin) George of Sergeant Bluff, IA; 12 grandchildren; his siblings, Cinda (Brenda Chapman) Courter of Hudson, FL, Cody (Jack) Geick of Pomeroy, Mark (Jeanette) Courter of Urbandale, Eddy Courter of Jolley, and Pauline Lange of Fonda; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald “Dick” L. and Sena (Hanssen) Courter.

     William Bruce Courter was born February 22, 1954, at Fort Dodge, Iowa.  He graduated from Pomeroy High School with the Class of 1972.  Following his education, Bill worked for the Jolley Elevator.  On February 23, 1974, he was united in marriage to Linda Ralph.  In May of 1980, he took over his father’s farming operation and enjoyed farming the last few years with his brother Ed.  Bill was an active member of the Jolley Community United Methodist Church, where he volunteered his time in a variety of roles.  He also served on the Corn Belt Power Board of Directors and the Knoke Fire Department and was a Butler Township Trustee.  He enjoyed fishing in Canada and was a sports enthusiast.  He cherished every moment he was able to spend with his grandchildren and found no greater joy than the love of his family.

 

SERVICES
10:30 a.m. Monday - August 6, 2018
Jolley Community United
   Methodist Church
Jolley, Iowa
OFFICIATING
Pastor Dawn Freese
CASKET BEARERS
Donald Courter
Mark Mintun
Joseph Maranowicz
Austin George
Marty Bergstrom
David Hanssen
VISITATION
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday - August 5, 2018
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home
Rockwell City, Iowa
MUSIC
Organist - Dorisann Cunningham
INTERMENT
Union Cemetery
Pomeroy, Iowa

Condolences

Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 3:24 PM
“Sincere sympathy to the Courter family. So glad we got to know Bill through Calhoun County REC Board of Directors. May you find peace in the days ahead.”
- Jim and Rae Miller

Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 1:13 PM
“Dear Linda, I thank with my whole heart for your and Bill’s great job on prepared a great husband for my daughter. Bill was always in my heart and prayers in these years. His warm smile will forever stay in our memory. In this hard time, Linda, please count back the abundant blessings you shared with him! God love you and your family! His blessing will never leave you.”
- Kit-Chau Law

Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 11:44 AM
“Annie and Eddy so sorry for your loss..






Annie and Eddy God be with you and so sorry for your loss..
- Karen N Hill

Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 6:37 AM
“So sorry for your loss.”
- Jeffrey Thompson

Friday, August 3, 2018 at 8:02 AM
“I’m so thankful that I had the privilege of getting to know Bill. He was an amazing person who loved his family above all. He was so proud of each of you children and loved Linda so fiercely. I will miss his quick wit and his brave battle against cancer. He is one of the bravest and humble men i’ve ever met. I will miss him dearly. I looked forward to all of our visits and hearing what adventures he’d been on. God bless all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!!❤️”
- Sara Payer

Friday, August 3, 2018 at 8:02 AM
“Our prayers to Linda and family on Bill's call Home. Enjoyed brief visits with Bill over the years as well as the fun years teaching with Linda. Always enjoyed Bill's upbeat personality. God's Peace and Blessings to everyone.”
- Randy and Marilyn Schmitt

Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 1:19 PM
“I am so sorry to hear about Bill! I will keep the whole family in my prayers! I know it is hard..”
- Ginger Ernst

Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 1:19 PM
“Linda, Eddy and families,
Sympathies and prayers are with you for the loss of your loved one.”
- Kathy Matthews

Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 11:24 AM
“So sorry for your loss.You are in our prayers!”
- Ron and Chris Jesse

Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 10:49 AM
“Linda, Eddy, and families,
Thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Hugs. Carol and Dave Mann”
- Carol Mann

Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 10:49 AM
“Linda and Family,
My deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family.
I will miss the conversations Bill and I always had when we ran into each other.
He will truly be missed.
- Darwin Seehusen

Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 9:21 AM
“Linda, & family.
Our deepest condolences and we’re sorry we will not be able to come to Iowa. Bill and all of you have been in our thoughts and prayers. ”
- Chris & Roy wahlgren

Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 5:47 AM
“Brenda, so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
- Jennifer Swanson and Family

Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 5:47 AM
“Dearest Linda and Family, Our deepest sympathy to you Linda and your family on the loss of your loved one. He will be dearly missed. We loved his positive attitude in fighting his cancer! He has fought the good fight and his victory in Christ has been won and he has been blessed with the gift of Eternal Life! God bless each of your many fun memories together with him ~ oh, how he loved his grandchildren! And how he loved to visit and share about everything - loved talking to him each week! Hugs to you all, Darrell and Adeline Gutz”
- Darrell and Adeline Gutz

Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 5:47 AM
“Linda & Family, so sorry for your loss. Sympathies & prayers--Steve & Rachel”
- Steve & Rachel Rosenboom

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 8:45 PM
“Brenda, we are so very sorry for your loss! We are thinking and praying for you! Keep the memories close to your heart ❤️ Hugs to all of you❤️”
- Diana Peel

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 8:45 PM
“Our Deepest Sympathies to all of you...May he Rest in Peace...”
- Mr. & Mrs Randy R. Aljets

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 8:13 PM
“Linda and family,
So sorry for your loss. Bill will deeply be missed.”
- Lisa Casey

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 8:11 PM
“Eddie so sorry to here of your Brothers passing. Will be thinking of you and the family. HUGS”
- shaeon winn

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 8:11 PM
“Bill was a joy to work with when I was ceo of Calhoun rec. our sympathy to the family on your loss”
- Bruce bailey

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 6:46 PM
“Linda and family, Our Deepest Sympathies to all of you. Cherish all the memories big and small. May he Rest in Peace. ”
- Randy, Brenda, Dylan and Amber Nehman


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