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Colonel William E. Chatfield

February 16, 1925 - January 1, 2018

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: January 8, 2018

Edna & Family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. May you find peace with all that Bill did and was in his life, and most importantly to all that knew him. Edna and Bill were one of the most beautiful couples ever, so kind and caring. He will be missed by so many, but has left so many great memories to all that knew him, what a Great Life he lived and Shared. The bus trips to Tama will always have an empty seat. My Thoughts and Prayers to you all, Jeff Stockdale Decatur, Illinois
My sincere condolences to the Bill Chatfield family. Bill was a great man, wonderful human being, and true patriot.

-Cousin Denny Chatfield
January 6, 2018
One of the most remarkable people this country has ever had. To have accomplished all that you did before the age of 53 and then to have returned to the one passion you most loved. I will always remember asking if you could help with this math problem or the never ending question "what do I do now"? Your never ending support and love. You never showed disappointment, although I know I caused it a time or two. Dad, you have left such a hole in my life, but I treasure all the memories. I am blessed to have had such a loving, faithful, strong and supportive dad and to be able to call you my best friend. Thank you Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace! That where there is hatred, I may bring love. That where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness. That where there is discord, I may bring harmony. That where there is error, I may bring truth. That where there is doubt, I may bring faith. That where there is despair, I may bring hope. That where there are shadows, I may bring light. That where there is sadness, I may bring joy. Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort, than to be comforted. To understand, than to be understood. To love, than to be loved. For it is by self-forgetting that one finds. It is by forgiving that one is forgiven. It is by dying that one awakens to Eternal Life. —Saint Francis of Assisi—

January 6, 2018
A consummate family man, he never lost love or patience with his sometimes wayward children. None of us ever doubted Dad's love and faith in us. We could always depend on his understanding and support. We are grateful we have had so many years to enjoy Dad and marvel at his remarkable life. He is irreplaceable. We miss him enormously.

-Cheryl Thompson, daughter
January 4, 2018
What a remarkable man. I am proud to be his daughters. I love you and miss you dad!

-Sally jo
January 3, 2018