William “Bill” Tjaden
William “Bill” Tjaden, 81, of Denver, Iowa passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the Denver Sunset Home in Denver, Iowa.

William Frank Tjaden was born on July 16, 1936, the son of Bernard Jacob and Amy Esther (Boekemeier) Tjaden in Charles City, Iowa. He was baptized in 1936 at Zion Lutheran Church in Alta Vista, Iowa and confirmed on Palm Sunday in 1950 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Charles City, Iowa. He attended Cedar Township #4 Towner School and graduated from Floyd Consolidated High School in 1955. He continued his education at Luther College and graduated from there in 1959. On August 10, 1958, he was united in marriage to Caryl Sigler at Grace United Methodist Church in Floyd, Iowa. Bill taught school at the Denver Community School district from 1959 until retiring in May of 1995.

He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Denver, ISEA, NEA, DEA, Denver Lions Club, Cub Scout Comm. and Northeast Iowa Woodcarvers. He enjoyed woodcarving, camping, genealogy, model airplanes and the Black Hawk RC Pilots.

Survivors are his wife, Caryl Tjaden of Denver, Iowa; four sons, Brett (Jennifer) Tjaden of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Mark (Brenda) Tjaden of Urbana, Iowa, Kent (Koby) Tjaden of Hudson, Iowa and Kevin Tjaden of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brother, James (Linda) Tjaden of Clear Lake, Iowa and sister-in-law and her husband, Melodee White and JD Miller of Floyd, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 nephews, Tim Tjaden and Kurt Leach.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 10:30 am at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Denver, Iowa with Pastors Alan Schulz and Kevin Frey officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery in Denver, Iowa. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Denver, Iowa and also an hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Memorials may be directed to the Donor’s choice and online condolences for Bill may be left at www.kaisercorson.com.

Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home of Denver is assisting the Tjaden family with arrangements. 319- 984-5379
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