William “Bill” Purdy, 69

Funeral services for William “Bill” Purdy, 69, of Melbourne, were held Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at the New Horizon United Methodist Church, Melbourne.

He was laid to rest in the Melbourne Cemetery. Pallbearers were Shane Ficken, Rodney Neuroth, Terry Purdy, Jim Michael, Shawn Versluis and Ryan Purdy. Honorary Pallbearers were Richard Vajgart, Darrel Peterson, James Meester, LaVerne Hahn, LaVerne Jackson, Roger Jackson, David Gibbs, Steve Gibbs, and the Melbourne Fire Department.

Groups from Area Fire Departments: Melbourne, Albion, Gilman, Green Mountain, Grundy Center, Haverhill, Hudson, LeGrand, Marshalltown, Rhodes and State Center, Grundy County Fire Honor Guard, Melbourne City Council, LeGrand High School Class of 1961, Fisher Controls (Emerson), and UAW Retirees were in attendance.

The Mitchell Family Funeral Home was entrusted with his arrangements.