William G. Riley, 83, of Clear Lake, died Friday, June 29, 2012 at his residence. Upon his wishes, he was cremated and there are no formal services scheduled. Inurnment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Hospice of North Iowa in his name.
Bill was born on Oct. 11, 1928 in Milmine, Ill., the son of Paul and Opal Riley. He graduated from Mason City High School in 1947, and Mason City Jr. College in 1949. On Nov. 18, 1948 he married Marjorie Jean Glanville in Mason City. Bill worked for Decker’s and Amour Foods for 42 years before retiring in 1991 in Dallas, Tex. Then they moved back to Clear Lake in the summer of 1991.
William is survived by his son, Scott Riley and his wife, Pam, of Lakeville, Minn.; daughter-in-law, Suzanne Riley of Springfield, Va.; grandchildren, Sheri Prescott and husband, Tony, of Velburg, Germany, Willem Riley and wife, Stephanie, of Eden Prairie, Minn., Emily Riley and husband, Patrick, Benedict of Fairfax, Va. and John Riley of Springfield, Va.; great-grandchildren, Savannah, Alisa, and Levi Prescott of Velburg, Germany; sister, Patricia VanRy of St. Charles, Mo.; nephews, Nick Stoynoff and wife Linda of Chicago, Ill., Tom Glanville and wife, Mary Jo, of Ames, Iowa, Mike VanRy and wife, Karen, of Mason City, Vicki Malanee and husband, Matt, of St. Charles, Mo., Ron Glanville and wife, Carrie, of Clear Lake.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean; son, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Lynn Riley; brother, Robert Riley and parents.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com.