William (Bill) Alan Haigh

William (Bill) Alan Haigh

William (Bill) Alan Haigh

Iowa City

William (Bill) Alan Haigh, 80, passed away on May 13, 2024 at Oaknoll Retirement Residence in Iowa City, IA while in hospice care after bravely facing a long battle with Sideroblastic Anemia.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2024 at The Kirkwood Room in Iowa City. A celebration of life open house will follow until 1:00 p.m.

Bill is survived by his wife, Beverly “Bev” Haigh, his three children and seven grandchildren. His daughter and son-in-law, Kristen and Wayne Rath, and granddaughter Kaylee Rath and partner Josh Mills, reside in Riverside, IA and grandson Nicholas Rath resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Heather Haigh, granddaughters Emily and Ashlyn Haigh reside in Kalamazoo, MI. Daughter and son-in-law, Kari and Travis Rosen, grandson Caeden, granddaughters Abigail and Addison reside in Franklin, TN. They will forever cherish his memory and the profound impact he had on their lives.

Born in Iowa City, IA on January 29, 1944, Bill was a resilient self-made individual whose journey through life was marked by unwavering determination, service and compassion for others, and a zest for knowledge. Married for 59 years to his high school sweetheart, his love and devotion shined brightest through the care and love he unconditionally gave to Bev.

Bill embodied the values of commitment and steadfastness in both his personal and professional endeavors. Graduating from Iowa City High School in 1962 and earning a B.S. in Pharmacy with Distinction from the University of Iowa in 1968. He served as a Staff Sergeant in the 209th Medical Company of the Army National Guard, Honorably Discharged in May 1975. Bill was a well-respected and highly regarded pharmacist who built, and eventually retired from, Towncrest Pharmacy. As an active member of the Iowa City and Johnson County community, he participated in many organizations and committees, he especially enjoyed his time with the Sunrise Optimist Club of Iowa City. Bill was well known in the community as a diligent, hard worker who had a quick wit and dry humor, which kept everyone on their toes!

Bill was a dedicated family man, raising three children in Iowa City, where his love for sports, particularly for the Iowa Hawkeyes, Steelers, Packers, and Carleton College Knights was infectious. Beyond sports, he found solace and much happiness while walking on the beaches of Kiawah Island and Myrtle Beach and embarking on many travel adventures and group bike rides with buddies. His passion for cards brought joy to many gatherings, whether playing Bridge, Poker, Euchre, or Uno. Fond memories of Bill’s long walks accompanied by his favorite tunes and the sound of waves crashing against the shore will forever linger in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing and loving him.

The family would like to extend heartfelt thank-yous to the staff at Oaknoll Retirement Residence, Hospice of Iowa City, and the University of Iowa Hospital Cancer Center – Hematology/Oncology Department. Each staff member treated Bill and his family with immense compassion and care. In lieu of flowers, the family graciously accepts memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Association: www.alz.org/iowa, honoring Bill’s unwavering dedication to his beloved wife, Bev.

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