Mary White
B: 1930-10-15
D: 2019-04-17
View Details
White, Mary
Patricia Junk
B: 1938-02-06
D: 2019-04-15
View Details
Junk, Patricia
Mary Schmitz
B: 1931-03-21
D: 2019-04-09
View Details
Schmitz, Mary
William Ciesielski
B: 1931-11-08
D: 2019-04-09
View Details
Ciesielski, William
Merritt McCardle
B: 1933-08-12
D: 2019-04-08
View Details
McCardle, Merritt
Dianne Miller
B: 1955-07-02
D: 2019-03-31
View Details
Miller, Dianne
Dennis Hoefer
B: 1955-10-20
D: 2019-03-22
View Details
Hoefer, Dennis
Sandra Smock
B: 1940-06-16
D: 2019-03-20
View Details
Smock, Sandra
Jerome Nagel
B: 1937-11-28
D: 2019-03-09
View Details
Nagel, Jerome
Mary Gritton
B: 1925-08-31
D: 2019-03-03
View Details
Gritton, Mary
Charlotte Jones
B: 1948-12-22
D: 2019-03-02
View Details
Jones, Charlotte
Christopher Bagley
B: 1987-04-19
D: 2019-03-01
View Details
Bagley, Christopher
Dewey Millard
B: 1977-02-04
D: 2019-02-24
View Details
Millard, Dewey
Leslie Leohr
B: 1927-10-19
D: 2019-02-24
View Details
Leohr, Leslie
Linda Anderson
B: 1951-03-08
D: 2019-02-18
View Details
Anderson, Linda
Marie Speer
B: 1942-04-17
D: 2019-02-16
View Details
Speer, Marie
Barbara Yerkes
B: 1962-01-29
D: 2019-02-07
View Details
Yerkes, Barbara
Maxine Leyendecker
B: 1931-02-14
D: 2019-02-06
View Details
Leyendecker, Maxine
Elizabeth Hand
B: 1946-04-24
D: 2019-01-22
View Details
Hand, Elizabeth
Betty Cannon
B: 1939-11-09
D: 2019-01-12
View Details
Cannon, Betty
Kenneth White
B: 1928-01-19
D: 2019-01-06
View Details
White, Kenneth


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
216 3rd Ave. SE.
Independence, IA 50644
Phone: 319-334-2501
Fax: 319-334-2502
William Ciesielski

William Joseph "Bill" Ciesielski

Sunday, November 8th, 1931 - Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To make your contribution to William Ciesielski's online memorial, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of William Ciesielski with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


William J. “Bill” Ciesielski, 87, of Independence, IA, died Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at ABCM Rehabilitation Center’s West Campus in Independence, IA.

Bill was born on November 8, 1931 in Independence, IA the son of Joseph A. and Lorraine (Byron) Ciesielski. He was a 1950 graduate of the Jesup High School, Jesup, IA and served with the US Army during the Korean Conflict, from October 2, 1952 until his discharge on January 17, 1953. He returned to the Independence area where he married Beverly A. Verstraete in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Gilbertville, IA. The couple made their home in Independence, IA where Bill was employed as the Maintenance Supervisor at the Mental Health Institute for 30 years prior to his retirement.

He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, the American Legion Post, the MHI Fire Department, and The Knights of Columbus. He served on the Independence City Council, and on the Buchanan County Veterans Affairs Board.

Bill was very proud of his service to his country and was very active in the community. He was a member of the committee that started the Avenue of Flags. He loved gardening, socializing with his family and friends, and simply spending time at his cabin on the Wapsipinicon River.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years Beverly A. Ciesielski, three children; Cindy Horn, Independence, IA., Randy (Jennifer) Ciesielski, Hazleton, IA., and Tamara (David) Coleman, Urbana, IA. Seventeen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. Four brothers; Robert, David, Thomas (Sharon), and Leo “Pete” (Liola) Ciesielski all of Independence, IA.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; Joseph and Lorraine Ciesielski, a son-in-law; Duane Horn, two great grandchildren, a sister; Joyce Ciesielski, and two sisters-in-law; Sally Ciesielski and Darlene Ciesielski.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Monday, April 15th at St. John’s Catholic Church, Independence, IA with Rev. Christopher Weber and Rev. David Beckman officiation. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 7 PM Sunday, and from 9 to 10 AM Monday at the Reiff Family Center in Independence where a Military Memorial Service will be held at 6:30 PM Sunday.
Read Less

To send flowers in memory of William Joseph "Bill" Ciesielski, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, April 14th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sunday, April 14th, 2019 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Reiff Family Center - Independence
    216 3rd Ave SE
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Monday, April 15th, 2019 | 8:00am - 10:00am
    Monday, April 15th, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am
    Reiff Family Center - Independence
    216 3rd Ave SE
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, April 15th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Monday, April 15th, 2019 10:30am
    St. John's Catholic Church
    209 5th Ave NE
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. David Beckman
  • Interment

    Mt. Hope Cemetery
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


  • Army
  • Knights of Columbus


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of William here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Tom&Carol Heise, Steve&Marge Griest, Anthony& Chri sent flowers to the family of William Joseph "Bill" Ciesielski.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Posted at 11:56am
With deepest sympathy,
Flower Image

Heartfelt Sympathies Store purchased the Medium Dish Garden for the family of William Ciesielski.


Vickie Buckman

Posted at 06:24pm
Randy and Cindy and families, I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Your whole family is in my thoughts and prayers

Diane Smith Kurtz

Posted at 10:03am
I have a lot of good memories of Bill seeing us girls off on the pontoon for the day. He would always make sure we got on our way and with a big smile and a wave. Often he would be at the cabin when we got back in and we would always have a nice visit with him. I am sure that Bill and Jean are having a beverage and talking over old times. He will be missed. Our s ympathy to Bill's family.

Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Posted at 08:00am
Love u all! Hugs from us. Reid,Donni Sue,Hailey,Sidnie and Lindsie Graff
Flower Image

Heartfelt Sympathies Store purchased flowers for the family of William Ciesielski.


Dixie Hansen

Posted at 11:01pm
I am sorry I meant to say I know his daughter, Cindy Horn. Prayers for all who loved him during this time of grieving.

Photos & Videos

Photo Album