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OBIT: William “Bill” Deal

A Celebration of Life will be held in at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Cards and condolences for the Deal family can be sent to Oakcrest.

William (Bill) Deal 73, of Denver, Colorado died unexpectedly in his sleep of natural causes on April 15, 2022, in Luxor, Egypt. Bill was doing what he loved – traveling.

Bill was born in Algona, Iowa, on March 11, 1949, to Robert and Elaine Deal. He grew up on the Deal Ridgewood Farm, the family’s farm. Bill was provided all the learning opportunities to be found nowhere else in the world (baling hay, cutting wood, picking sweet corn, harvesting the crops) Oh, the joys hard work can claim.

Bill graduated from Algona High School in 1967. During his high school years, he was the drummer of a band called the Titrations, which was comprised of some of his friends from school. They performed at school events and local gigs. Bill also worked as a film projectionist at the Algona Theatre and was involved in 4-H, caring and showing calves at the Kossuth County Fair. He was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ. Bill attended Iowa State University and graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in Business.

After graduating from college, Bill moved to the Washington DC area where he met his future wife Elizabeth. They were married June 1, 1974 in Algona where they lived until their move to Colorado later that year. They had a daughter, Jessica — Bill’s pride and joy. They especially enjoyed their many family trips to Hawaii and abroad. Bill built his successful career as a construction salesman in tools and cement additives with his clients becoming his good friends. He retired in 2012. Over the span of his life, his love of travel and world cultures took him to over 100 countries on six continents. He enjoyed reading the history of the areas he visited, watching Public Television, landscaping, and cooking for family and friends. Bill was known by all for his gentle, kind spirit.

Bill is survived by Jessica and Elizabeth Deal, both of Centennial, Colorado. He is also survived by sisters Marilyn Deal of Algona, Ginny Deal (Anita Bundy) of Estes Park, Colorado, and brother Richard (Brenda) Deal of Algona. Other family includes Uncle Kim Deal, Sun City, Arizona; Aunt Louise Engstrom, Algona; nieces and nephews Krista (Scott) Leigh, Elizabeth (Kirk) Bormann, Emily Deal, Evan Deal, Elizabeth (Chris) Branstad and Eric (Megan) Stein, and many cousins and great (and great-great) nieces and nephews.

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