In Memoriam

Everybody's Grandpa!

Funky Minds "Grandpa Bill"

Grandpa Bill's 80th Birthday

Who is the man bouncing babies and handing out suckers amidst all of the little ones? Ellie said it best a few years back, "Oh, that's Grandpa Bill. He's everybody's grandpa!" From churning ice cream to old-time radio shows, Bill had interests as varied as the children in his fan club. Woodworking was a talent and a passion. Colorful bird houses remain here and there on the streets of Carver as a reminder of Grandpa Bill's first visit to Funky Minds. He is dearly missed by his Funky Minds family. Grandpa Bill's sucker jar still finds its way around the crowd. The sucker jar is now a tradition passed on by the youth influenced by Grandpa Bill. One of the most memorable quesitons Grandpa Bill enjoyed asking was regorical. "Why shouldn't life be hard work?" He felt we all have the privilege and duty to live each day with purpose.