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November 25, 2012
Messenger News

CEDAR RAPIDS - William "Bill" H. Armstrong, 58, of Cedar Rapids, passed away Thanks-giving Day, November 22, 2012 at the Veteran's Medical Center in Iowa City. Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Immanuel Baptist Church, 1900 F Ave. NW, Cedar Rapids, by Pastor Dan Wiersema. Friends may visit with the family at the church after 1 p.m. Teahen Funeral Home is serving the family.

Bill is survived by his wife Kathy of 36 years; mother Mildred Samuelson Armstrong of Fort Dodge; siblings Carol (Jack) Summers of Roland, Cheryl (Richard) Gnade of Webster City, Robert Armstrong of Belle Flower, CA, and Bruce Armstrong of Oakdale, LA.

He is preceded in death by his father Harold F. Armstrong and a sister Francine Armstrong.

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Bill was born March 4, 1954 in Ft. Dodge, the son of Harold Francis and Mildred Marie Samuelson Armstrong. Bill was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge. He was a handyman, a "jack of all trades" and loved helping people. He received his Eagle Scout Award and God and Country Award in Boy Scouts. Bill served in the US Army as a missile mechanic in Korea and Vietnam from 1971-1973 where he received two Purple Hearts and a Silver Star. He met Kathy at Iowa Central Community College and married her August 14, 1976 in Webster City.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

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