Family Login:

William  Douglas Shepard

Share This Obituary
Message from the Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to William by adding your memories and photos.

Send Flowers
 Local Florists

Memories & Candles

“Bill, we will miss you. Our flower garden's beauty is the result of your work! Your great knowledge will be missed. ”
1 of 19 | Posted by: Paul and Barbara Hollrith - WI

“RIP Bill. You will be remembered as the Island's number 1 sports fan, whatever the season. Rolf and Kay, summer residents. ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: Rolf and Kay Normann - Scottsdale, AZ

“Shocked to hear of the death of Bill.He was so much a part of this small Island community.His love of plants and gardens and pets was well known.A...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Bob Hallowell - Washington Island, WI

“So sad to hear of Bill's passing. I was looking forward to seeing him again this summer!! He always made me laugh and would put a smile on my face...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Diane Hornig - Romeoville, IL

“I only know Bill, because I work at the grocery store on the island, even in just the few minutes a day I would see him, he always got me to smile...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Susan Wacaser - Washington island, WI

“Sad news to hear of Bill's passing. We always called him Mr. Bill from the old SNL skits...He will be missed on the island. As a visitor myself to...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Kris Funk-Fedoruk - Chicago, IL

“So sorry to hear of Bills passing, he was a great guy and kept the Island looking great in many aspects, we all remember him at the island baseball...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Jeannie & Kirby Gunnlaugsson - WI

“So shock to hear of Bill's passing..he was well known here on the Island and was appreciated for all the lovely gardens he produce. He will be missed...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Elizabeth Holmes - WI

“RIP Mr. Bill you were one of a kind. Such a huge part of our lives the Island is a better place because of you. You will never be forgotten. Gone way...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Sue and Mike Cornell - WI

“So sorry to hear of Bill's sudden death. He was a fun friend and good to work with. The Island will surely miss this artistic, hardworking, and...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Mike and Barb O'Connell - WI

A cold summer day on Washington Island Wisconsin 2013. “Bill was one of my truest friends for ten years. The bond that Kelly, him and I shared was our own sense of a misfit family. Although most times we...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Megan Caranna - Cuyahoga Falls, OH

“We are shocked and saddened by this loss. Bill was a fine friend, great company at our dinner table watching Packer games and creating the...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Marlee Sabo and Stephen Colburn - WI

“Both of our brothers were very good friends of Bill, and even though we didn't know him well, we are mourning the loss of a dear friend of people...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Steven Wold - Saukville, WI

“RIP CBS! You were a caring person...did so much for so many. Really made an effort to make children smile. Really "lived" life both in Iowa and on...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Amy Jorgenson - Washington Island, WI

“We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Bill's passing. He was a great friend, a wonderful gardener, and I think anyone that had the opportunity...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Mary Lynn Andersen - WI - Friend

“I was so surprised to hear about Bill's death. I talked to Bill the week before and will always remember his words about Amber, his daughter. He was...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Sue Swanson - Paton, IA - Friend

“I'm so sad to hear of the passing of a good friend. Rest well Bill. ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Mary Olsson - Wilmette, IL

“So sorry and shocked to hear of bill's passing, had alot of fun with him in school and playing bball with him ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Mike McCoy - Boone, IA - Friend

“Sorry to hear the news of Bill. He was such a clown. I remember him coming to our house when I was little. My Dad was always trying to help him stay...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Kathy Groff/Boehm - Mapleton, IA

William Douglas Shepard, aka Bill, aka Tall Paul, 66, of Washington Island, Wisconsin, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

An informal, casual, non-denominational memorial gathering will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 22, 2016, in the Friendship Haven Chapel,
420 Kenyon Rd
Ft Dodge IA 50501
If you wish to contact family, please email Thomas Shepard at: