February 7, 1942- August 10, 2012
William “Bill” J. Mohan Jr., 70, passed away Friday, August 10, 2012 at Bright Kavanagh House in Des Moines. A memorial visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 13, at Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Church, 510 E. 1st St., Ankeny. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at OLIH with burial to follow at Ankeny Memorial Gardens.
William was born February 7, 1942 to William J. and Dorothy Mohan in Worcester, MA. In 1959 he moved to Kansas where he attended St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Wichita. He then had additional training to become a Nurse Anesthetist. He met Merrilyn McCue and they were married in Wichita on July 10, 1965. They moved to Grinnell, IA in 1969 and raised their two sons, Michael and John.
Bill and Merrilyn moved to Council Bluffs in 1989 and after retirement moved to West Des Moines, and finally to Ankeny. He enjoyed reading, crossword and jigsaw puzzles, and watching his beloved Red Sox.
Survivors include his wife, Merrilyn Mohan of Ankeny; sons, Michael (Steffany) Mohan of Clive, IA, and John (Stephanie) Mohan of Waverly, IA; six grandchildren, Luke, Camaryn, Halle, Josh, Andrew, and Aidan; mother, Dorothy Mohan of Auburn, MA; and sisters, Nancy (Bob) Mercier of Oxford, MA, and Kathleen (Steve) Hair of Auburn, MA. He is preceded in death by his father, William J. Mohan.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the John Stoddard Cancer Center, 1221 Pleasant St # 450 Des Moines, IA 50309.Information provided by: Ankeny Funeral Home and Crematory 1510 West First Street Ankeny, IA 50021 515.964.4674 www.ankenyfuneralhome.com