Bill Sargent, 76, Jewell

Willard “Bill” Sargent, age 76, a longtime Jewell resident, died Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services are 10:30 am Monday, May 5, 2014 at the United Church of Christ at 537 Main St. in Jewell, Iowa. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Jewell. Visitation is Sunday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Church. Memorials may be given to the church and for cancer research. Becker Funeral Home of Jewell is caring for Bill and his family.

Willard “Bill” Scott Sargent was born in Boone on December 31, 1937 to Edward Winfield and Ada Fern (Shearer) Sargent. He grew up in the Boone County area, graduating from Luther High School in 1956. On June 22, 1957 Bill married Sharon Kay Santee at the Calvary Methodist Church in Stratford. Bill and Sherry made their home in Jewell and were members of the (Federated) United Church of Christ. He worked 41 years for the Jewell Co-op Elevator, retiring in 1999. Bill loved being with his family and grandchildren and enjoyed gardening and old tractors.

Bill is survived by his wife, Sherry Sargent of Jewell; children, Deb Sargent of Ames, Alan Sargent of Jewell, and Rod (Susie) Sargent of Zearing; grandchildren, Scott, Mindy, Joe, Jenny, Hope, Kirstie, Jake, and Matty; a brother, Frank (Connie) Sargent of Jewell; sister, Dixie (Jon) Klement of Missouri; sister-in-laws, Rose Sargent of Jewell, Elaine Sargent of Boone, and Beverly Bigelow of Madrid. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter and son-in-law Doug and Sandy Sargent Custis; granddaughter, Chelsea Sargent; brothers, Lewis, Arthur, Tom; sister-in-law, Linda Anderson; and nephew, Andy Sargent.