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Bill Droegemeier

William D. Droegemeier, 68, of Bradenton, FL, died Oct. 25, 2001. He was born August 16, 1933 in Kanopolis, Kansas, and came to Bradenton in 1991 from Omaha, Nebraska. He served in the Air Force for 20 years. He retired in 1991 after 15 years with the U.S. Postal Service.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia, daughters Kathie Coe and Vicky Penny, both of Omaha; a stepdaughter, Cathy Ferris of Rockford, IL; a son, William C. of Omaha; a stepson John Ferris of Bradenton; and seven grandchildren.


Some additional comments from his wife, Pat:
Bill was a person who loved his fellow-man and adored children and babies. He was always concerned about others, loved to help people, a real talker, a good father and a wonderful husband. He stood 6'5", weighed 240 lbs, and had size 14 shoes.

He was dedicated to his country, serving 20 years in the USAF, stationed at SAC in Omaha. Then firmly believing in "neither snow or sleet ... appointed rounds", he served 15 years with the Postal Service.

He traveled all but six states, enjoying people, animals and the wonders of nature. He adored his mother, and never forgot where he came from. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, poker player, traveler and shell collecter. Loved the beach.

PS: Bill died from lung cancer and unknown heart problems. He was cremated.


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