William Kaller


William “Bill” J. Kaller, 86, of Ottumwa died at 7:20 p.m. January 29, 2022 at Mahaska Health Partnership Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa.

He was born June 27, 1935 in Ottumwa to Robert and Zola McVey Kaller. He married Carolyn Watt on May 9, 1959 and she preceded him in death on February 28, 2006.

A resident of Ottumwa all his life, Bill owned and operated Kaller City Service. He worked at John Deere Ottumwa Works for 30 years, retiring as a maintenance mechanic in 1993.

He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Northgate Alliance Church and UAW Local #74. He loved anything racing, traveling with his wife and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Surviving is a son, Mike (Bambi) Kaller of Ottumwa; two daughters, Karen Galey of Allison, IA and Cheryl (Jerry) Kaller-Lande of Ankeny; 8 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Sally Kaller of Illinois; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his mother-in-law and father-in-law, David and Carrie Watt; a son-in-law, Bob Galey; three brothers, LeRoy, Gene and Robert Kaller; and a sister, Bonnie Best.

His body has been cremated.

Graveside memorial services and inurnment will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14th at Memorial Lawn Cemetery with Pastor Mel Kendall officiating. For those unable to attend, you may watch the service live on the Reece Funeral Home Facebook page.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mahaska Health Partnership Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa, IA.

Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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