William "Bill" Neal

Profile Updated: September 30, 2018
Residing In: Saratoga Springs, UT USA
Spouse/Partner: Dianna Reynolds Neal
Occupation: Retired as the MBA Director at Utah Valley University, Orem
Class Year: 1967
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* Attended and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in business education (June 1967-January 1970); started master's degree (January 1970); student taught at Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids
* Taught at Spencer High School (1971-1972); Kirkwood Community College (1972-1974); University of Northern Iowa (1974-1975)
* Completed masters at UNI (1974)
* Married Dianna Reynolds (December 1974); she was an elementary teacher in Cedar Rapids
* Completed doctoral program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg (1975-1977)
* Taught at Utah State University, Logan (1977-1984)
* Two children born in Logan; Lindsey Catherine, March 1980; Jennifer Rose, February 1983
* Taught at Brigham Young University-Hawaii (1984-2014)--started the information systems program; served as Dean for the School of Business (1990-2000) and Assistant to the President (2000-2012)
* Two children born in Hawaii; Erin Elizabeth, January 1985; Megan Johanna, May 1990
* Served in the Laie Hawaii LDS Temple Presidency, 2012-2014
* Served as the MBA Director at Utah Valley University (2014-2018)
* We have eight grandchildren, ranging in age from 5-15 (7 boys and 1 girl)
* We love to travel and have been to Europe several times, Africa, Asia, Australia, South America and throughout the Pacific (Samoa, Tahiti, Tonga, Fiji, etc.) - and the US.
* Active in the LDS church
* Still play piano and organ - our daughters play piano; three play flute; youngest is a music major (trumpet); enjoy family history work, serve in the Mt. Timpanogas LDS Temple as a sealer
* Try to attend as many of the reunions as we can and enjoy keeping in touch with classmates and following several on Facebook
* Retired from Utah Valley University as the MBA Director on July 27, 2018
* Traveling between Utah and our second home in Orlando, Florida; we need a winter escape after living for 30 years in Hawaii!! Please come visit us!

School Story:

My favorite stories revolve around several opportunities in music: band (I played trumpet), glee club, and choir experiences (sang tenor), various music competitions, accompanying classmates for solo performances; remember helping with the "Sound of Music."

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William "Bill" Neal has left an In Memory comment for Neil Nordman.
Feb 06, 2017 at 3:33 AM

NEIL C. NORDMAN (60), 1949 – 2009.  Died, Aug. 13, 2009 at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo of injuries from a motorcycle accident.  He graduated from WSR in l967.  He served in the U.S. Navy during Viet Nam as an electrician mate from l967 until his discharge in l971.  He then attended Hawkeye Tech. in Waterloo for two years.  He married Connie Lewis on May l, l976 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waverly.  He was employed at Chamberlain Manufacturing for 21 years and then at K & W. Construction for six years and 13 years for Mid-American in the L.N.G. plant.  He enjoyed hunting and riding his Harley Motorcycle.  He had three daughters, Crista of Janesville, Tiffany Schmidt of Clarksville, and Alisha of Cedar Falls, Iowa.

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SHIRLEY (SHELLHORN) POTHAST  (36),  1949 -  1985.  Died in Jan. l985,   St. Paul, Minnesota.  She graduated from WSR in l967.  She married Merwin Pothast.  They had five children, Shane, Shannan, Lisa, Tanya, and Jeremy.  She was Secretary for Dr. Carstensen and Dr. Brunkhorst.  Her husband worked as manager for B & B Coop.

William "Bill" Neal has left an In Memory comment for Sandra Shipp.
Feb 06, 2017 at 3:33 AM

SANDRA SHIPP (60), 1949 – 2009.  Died, May 27, 2009, at the Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.  She graduated from WSR in l967.    She went to UNI and later graduated from Northeast Area One with her LPN in l970.  She spent her life as a nurse working for the Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community, in Waverly.  She also worked at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines in the Oncology Dept., the Waverly Hospital and for the Parkview Nursing Home in Waterloo.  Because of her health problems she was forced to retire in l990.  She enjoyed being around kids and enjoyed being around her nieces and nephews.  She also liked to take care of her cats, and enjoyed crocheting.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Waverly.
Parents:  Don and Connie Ellis Shipp; Waverly
Siblings:  Betty Shipp and JoAnn Myers, both of Waverly, and Mary Endelman of Clarksville; Steven (Lesley) Shipp of Greene. 

William "Bill" Neal has left an In Memory comment for Roger Westendorf.
Feb 06, 2017 at 3:33 AM

ROGER WESTENDORF (61), 1949 – 2010.  Died, Nov. 6, 2012 in his home in Keota, Iowa. He graduated from WSR in l967.  He married Laura Klein of Keota, Iowa.  Roger worked for Waverly Carnation, farmed, and had a painting business.  He also restored furniture, and owned Roger’s Market and drove for Big Man Express.  He was a member of United Church of Faith, served on the Keota Fire Dept. for many years and was a Keota City Council member and Mayor.  He had four children, Scott Westendorf of Keota, Lori (Dennis) Hammes or Sigourney, Kristin Westendorf of Kansas City, Missouri, and Eric Westendorf of Keota, Iowa.

William "Bill" Neal has left an In Memory comment for Dale Schatzberg.
Feb 06, 2017 at 3:33 AM

SHELL ROCK -- Dale L. Schatzberg, 65, of Shell Rock, died Sunday, May 11, 2014, at the VA Hospital, Iowa City.

He was born Jan. 25, 1949, in Cedar Falls, son of Otis and Alice Christoffersen Schatzberg. He married Dorothy Leedy on May 28, 1978, and they later divorced.

Dale attended Finchford Consolidated School through fifth grade, and graduated from Waverly-Shell Rock in 1967. He served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1972, serving in the Republic of Vietnam Conflict in 1970, when he was wounded in action on Sept. 29, 1970. He served with Charlie Co. 1st of 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division (Air Mobile). He farmed from 1979 through 2011.

Survived by: two daughters, Terri (Randy) Thomsen of Janesville and Anne Jones of Waverly; a son, Nick (Alisha) Jones of Oak Park, Ill.; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a brother, Gary (Pat) Schatzberg of Cedar Falls.

Preceded in death by: his parents.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Finchford Community Bible Church, with burial in Finchford Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49. Visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, Cedar Falls, and an hour before services Saturday at the church.

William "Bill" Neal has left an In Memory comment for Kendall Wittenburg.
Feb 06, 2017 at 3:33 AM

Kendall Wittenburg, 65, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and previously from Waverly, Iowa died on November 30, 2014, at NewAldaya Lifescapes in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Kendall was born in Waverly, Iowa, on September 19, 1949, the son of Arlin and Viola (Traetow) Wittenburg. He was baptized on October 9, 1949 at St. John Lutheran Church in Waverly, and confirmed on April 7, 1963 at St. Paul Lutheran Church – Artesian. Kendall attended school in Waverly, and graduated from Waverly - Shell Rock High School in 1967. He then went to work for Hurst Construction and farmed until September of 1969, when he entered the United States Army. He earned medals including the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts prior to his honorable discharged from active duty in April of 1971. He then resumed his farming career, which he enjoyed until he suffered a stroke in November of 2012.

Kendall was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church – Artesian, Waverly VFW Post #2208, and Military Order of the Purple Heart. He enjoyed tractor pulls, cheering for the Waverly-Shell Rock wrestling team, snowmobiling, and farming.

Kendall is survived by his mother, Viola; 2 nieces, Linda (Jeffrey) LaField and their children Dalton and Tatum, and Natalie (Ty) Williams; a nephew, David (Bethany) Wittenburg and children Owen, Aiden and Noah; and sister-in-law, Preshita Wittenburg. He was preceded in death by his father in 1999; and his brother, James, in 2003.

A memorial service will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church – Artesian, on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 11:00 am with Pastor Keith Brustuen officiating. Prior to the memorial service, inurnment will be at Harlington Cemetery in Waverly, at 9:30 am on Saturday. Procession from Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly to Harlington Cemetery will be at 9:15 am. Military Honors will be conducted at the cemetery by the Waverly Area Veterans Honor Guard. Public visitation will be held on Friday, December 5, 2014 from 4 to 7 pm, at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the church or Waverly Area Veterans Post. Online condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is assisting the family. 319-352-1187

William "Bill" Neal has left an In Memory comment for Connie Rossol.
Feb 06, 2017 at 3:33 AM

Connie M. Rossol, 65, of Clarksville, passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at the Clarksville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Clarksville.

Connie was born on Oct. 7, 1948, the daughter of Edward Wesley and Hannah A. (Brummel) Rossol in Waverly. She was baptized in 1948 and Confirmed in 1960, both at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Waverly. Connie graduated from Waverly-Shell Rock High School in 1967 and University of Northern Iowa in 1971. She was foremost a farmer, but also was employed at Porter's in Cedar Falls from 1971 until 1981, at the Waverly Sales Company from 1986 until 1993, and the Waverly-Shell Rock Schools from 1993 until 2012 and for Iowa Northland Regional Transit form 1997 until 2012 due to her failing health She also held secondary jobs at Color FX, Rubber Development, Clarksville Community Schools and North Star Community Services.

She enjoyed W-SR sports, history, reading, camping, being outdoors and fishing and was an avid Iowa Hawkeye and Green Bay Packers fan.

Survivors are her brother, Hubert (Ann) Rossol of Denver, Iowa; sister, Kathy (Doug) Krukow of Waverly, Iowa and two nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Waverly. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family's designation and online condolences for Connie may be left at www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, of Waverly, is in charge of arrangements. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/waverlydemocrat/obituary.aspx?pid=171569128#sthash.xIhb2HKW.dpuf

William "Bill" Neal has left an In Memory comment for Roger Smith.
Feb 06, 2017 at 3:33 AM

ROGER M. SMITH (53), 1949 – 2002.  Died, Jan. 12, 2002, at the Waverly hospital from injuries suffered in an accident while cutting a tree.  He graduated from WSR in l967.  He married Vickie and they had a son, Ben of Vinton, and three daughters, Janice Neu of Jackson, Wisconsin, Kimberly Smith of Manchester and Katie Smith of Shell Rock.  Roger was employed at John Deere Tractor Works in Waterloo for 29 years.  He retired in l999.

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