Willard “Bill” T. Bangle

Willard “Bill” T. Bangle, 96, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away June 13, 2018.

Willard was born in Lindsey, Ark., on July 24, 1921, the son of Eric and Myrtle (Brolliar) Bangle. He married Gillis W. West in Upland, Calif.

Willard was a W.W.II marine veteran and fought in the Pacific Theater. He taught high school in Riverside, Calif.

Willard is preceded in death by his parents and a son, John Bangle.

He is survived by his son, Drew and wife Linda Newman; and daughters, Mary Kawanaka and Margaret Schmitt.

A service will be held at St. Ann Catholic Church in Excelsior Springs, Mo., on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Excelsior Springs, Mo.

Family suggests donations to the Knights of Columbus in lieu of flowers.

Arrangements are in the care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.