William J. Lake  1921-2004
Sac City, Iowa
William (Bill) Lake was the son of Sebastian and Margaret (Currie) Lake.  He was born on July 1, 1921 in Sac City, Iowa  and departed this earth on November 4, 2006.    The Lakes have been long time residents of Iowa as Sebastian was born in Clinton, Iowa in 1889.  His grandfather William Lake, Jr. also lived most of his life in Clinton, moving there about 1856 after being born in Wales.
Bill did many things from working at Lockheed building aircraft in California, right after high school, to becoming a Corporal in the US Army during World War II.  He received 6 Battle Stars and an Honorable Discharge in 1946. 
Then in 1947, he fell in love and married Anna Jean Houdeshell in Carroll, Iowa.  They set up housekeeping in Sac City.  He found work at the Williams Mill and also at Hydrade in Storm Lake.  Later, about 1950 he began working for the State of Iowa in the Department of Transportation and gave them 34 years before he retired in 1985.
Other services he gave to his community, church and family like becoming a youth leader in the church, an Elder, Deacon and Sunday School Superintendent.  He had many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He was active in the Presbyterian Church, the American Legion and the VFW.  He helped establish a Recreation Center in Sac City. 
Burial was at the Oakland Cemetery in Sac City.  His parents Sebastian and Margaret Lake, Jean and Jeanette his two sisters and a daughter Mary Louise Johnson, preceded Bill in death.
Bill is survived by his wife, Anna Jean and sons, Mark and Bill, Jr.; eight grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and many other extended family members.