William “Bill” Satterlee, 89, El Dorado Springs, passed away on Jan. 13, 2013. He was born in Adrian to Amos and Carol Satterlee on Jan. 26, 1923
Bill married Mary Rebecca Aldrich on Aug. 7, 1948, in Kansas City, who survives him at their home in El Dorado Springs. Bill and Mary were married for 64 years and had four children – David W. Satterlee – Iowa, Ralph E. Satterlee – El Dorado Springs, Harold E. Satterlee – Texas and Joyce M. Mock – Florida.
Bill had a long and full life and enjoyed his family and many friends.
He dedicated his life to Jehovah God 72 years ago. He had a firm faith in the resurrection hope with perfect health in the promised earthly paradise where the scripture says at Matthew 5:5: “the meek shall inherit the earth.” also Psalms 37:11. In the sentence of life, Bill’s passing is a comma (pause) not a period. Bill attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’ Witnesses of El Dorado Springs.
Bill built their first two story, four bedroom home, mostly by himself in the Kansas City area in the late 1950’s. To be closer to his employment, the family moved to Liberty in 1963.
Bill worked for the railroad, a mobile home manufacturing company and for Ford Motor Company for 30-plus years before retiring at 68 yrs. old.
He enjoyed traveling to all 50 states, Canada, Mexico and some Caribbean Islands. He also enjoyed gardening, old movies and country music.
Preceding him in death were two brothers and two sisters.
Bill and Mary moved to El Dorado Springs in May 2011 to be closer to family, Ralph and Pam Satterlee and grandchildren.
Those who also survive him include one brother, Amos Satterlee of California; four children listed above; five grandchildren – Sondi Faye ( Satterlee) Bowen and family – Springfield, Andrea Rachelle (Satterlee) Pike and husband, Jason – El Dorado Springs, Micah Neale Satterlee and family – Springfield, Wesley H. Satterlee and Nathan W. Satterlee; and two great –grandchildren, Austin Taylor Bowen – Springfield and Miles Parker Satterlee – Springfield.
Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs, was in charge of arrangements.