William "Bill" Harold O'Riley

August 14, 1950 ~ November 28, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old

William "Bill" O'Riley Obituary

William Harold O’Riley, 73, passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at his home in Derby, with his family by his side. Bill was born on August 14, 1950 in Oklahoma to Norma Donham Whitlinger. His father, William Whitlinger, had passed away before his birth. Bob O’Riley adopted Bill as a toddler and raised him as his own.

Bill was raised in California. After graduating from high school, Bill attended college at Worldwide Church of God in Pasadena, California. He attended Christian Biblical Church of God. Bill was faithful to God and his teachings.

On March 8, 1987, Bill united in marriage to Vincetta Threinen in Las Vegas Nevada. Vincetta brought two daughters, Pepper and Shelly to this union. Bill and Vincetta bought a farm by Derby. Until his death they shared a beautiful farm for 38 years.

When he moved to Iowa, Bill worked as a soil inspector for Terracon Consultant Inc. until he retired. He enjoyed the outdoors,  hunting with his black muzzle loader, mountain climbing, scuba diving. Bill loves nature and animals. He raised sheep, goats and cattle. Bill also had horses to ride with his family. His family was very important in his life and he will be greatly missed by all.

He is survived by his wife Vincetta O’Riley, his daughters, Pepper Glick, Shelly Forshier, his grandchildren Lexie, Leah, Paul, William, his great-grandchildren, Xander, Tidas and Elijah, his sister, Shanna (Cliff) Cole, his brother Brad O’Riley, his sister-in-law, Susan O’Riley.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Norma O’Riley, his father, William Whitlinger, his brothers, Bob and his granddaughter, Kandalynn. On line condolence may be left at Celebration of Life will be held January 21,2024, 4-7:00p.m., at Lucas Community Center in Lucas, Iowa.

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Celebration of Life
January 21, 2024

4:00 PM
Lucas Community Center
110 E. Front Street
Lucas, IA 50151


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