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William F. Bill Hyde age 88 of Clinton, passed away Friday Oct. 27, 2017 at Mercy North Medical Center. Funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday Nov. 1st at Prince of Peace Parish, Clinton. Visitation will be held Wednesday 10:00 AM until the service hour at the church. The Pape Funeral Home, Clinton is assisting the family. Cremation rites will be accorded following the service. Burial will be held at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.

Bill was born on Oct. 11, 1929 in Clinton, the son of William L. and Rose (Krava) Hyde. A 1947 graduate of St. Marys High School he attended St Ambrose College following graduation. He married Lois Wessel on May 20, 1950 in Clinton. Bill managed Eagles and Randalls Food grocery stores for many years. He was a partner in Hyde, Weber, and Jaeger Realtors and later worked at Howes & Jeffries Realtors as a real estate agent; retiring in 2016. Bill was a member of the Iowa Army National Guard, coached in Clintons Little League Baseball organization and was a founding member and president of the Clinton High School Boosters Club. He attended Immaculate Conception Church, Fulton and Prince of Peace Parish, Clinton. He served on the City Assessors Office Board of Review. An avid life-long Chicago Cubs fan, he also enjoyed pheasant and duck hunting. Bills true passion and greatest joy was his family. He loved keeping up with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildrens activities. Bill always had time for family.

Bill is survived by his wife, Lois Hyde of Clinton; three children, Barbara (Charlie) Brown of Hampton, IA, Mark (Kathy) Hyde of Orlando, FL, and Col. (Retired) Tom (Leslie) Hyde of Woodbridge, VA; 5 grandchildren, Ryan Hyde, Matt (Laura) Hyde, Kristen (Chris) Proskey, Katie (James) Armstrong, and Dan Hyde; 5 great grand-children, Riley, William, Pierce, Owen, and Teagan; a sister, Mary Lou Sparks of Clinton; and several nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters.
Published on October 29, 2017
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