William S. Lean



William S. Lean, 86, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at his residence.


William was a longtime resident of Palmyra and farmed on Lean Lake, which is now Ottawa State Park


He is survived by his children, Judith (Ivan) Riggs of Little Prairie, Marty (Bruce) Thayer of Palmyra, Mary Price of Elkhorn and William Jr. (Peggy) Lean of Palmyra; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a niece, Linda; and many many friends.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie, in 2006 and his sister, Mary Maske.


Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, at Mealy’s Funeral Home, 320 W. Main St., Palmyra. Funeral services for William will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Karen Klatt officiating. Burial will follow at Melendy’s Prairie Cemetery in the town of Eagle.


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Mealy’s Funeral Home in Palmyra, 495-2127, is assisting the family.