DES MOINES - William, 86, passed away at home on Friday, May 30, 2014. A memorial service will be held at a later date. He graduated from Goldfield High School, earned a BA at Drake University and a Master's degree from the University of Iowa. Bill proudly served in the US Navy during the Korean War as a medic on the Danish hospital ship, Jetlandia. It was his experience in the Navy that led him to become a medical missionary for 12 years, six years in Japan and six years in Korea.