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Billy E. Croce

Aug 14, 1942 - Jun 04, 2020


Billy E. Croce, 77, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Thursday afternoon, June 4, 2020 at the Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa. A funeral mass celebrating his life will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa. Visitatio...


Jun 9


Tuesday, June 9, 2020
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Carson Celebration of Life Center

318 West Pleasant Street
Maquoketa, Iowa 52060

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Jun 10


Wednesday, June 10, 2020
10:30 am

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

200 S. Vermont Street
Maquoketa, Iowa 52060

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Billy E. Croce

August 14, 1942 - June 04, 2020

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Lori Holzer June 10, 2020

I've never met more dedicated parents in my 15 years as a homecare nurse for the boys. Darlis and Bill had the biggest hearts. They would smile through everything. Billy and Keith and your mom, and dad are reunited, in Heaven without limitations. I'm sure hoping for a great baseball season. Those 2 young men warmed my heart when I got to see them monthly. Kristine, my heart aches for you and all your losses. Life hasnt been easy for you. Hang in there. Love and hugs... Lori ..formally with American HomePatient.

Rodger and Pat Schnoor June 9, 2020

O God, we extend these final earthly tributes to Bill; a faithful husband, a father, a grandfather, and a beloved comrade to those of us who served in the United States Armed Forces. Accept our prayers on behalf of his soul. Welcome him to Thy house to rest in peace. Look with mercy upon his loved ones during these early days of separation. Comfort and console them through Thine own tenderness. These things we ask humbly in Thy name. Amen
So sorry to hear of Billy's passing, just wanted to share this from one Vietnam Vet to another.

Joe Cleary June 8, 2020

Always happy, welcoming and ready share the family’s history. Always looked forward to family gatherings knowing Uncle Bill would be there. We have all lost a wonderful man I will miss him dearly. Joe Cleary.

John & Judy Wolter June 8, 2020

Billy was a good guy and classmate. He will be missed at our 60th. class reunion this year

Sue & Mike Van Buer June 8, 2020

Khristy, Jay, and family,
Thinking of all of you during this difficult time ~ may God fill your hearts with peace.

Joy Winger June 8, 2020

Janis, so sorry to hear about Billy. Condolences to your whole family.

janet spratte June 8, 2020


Shirley Black June 7, 2020

Maxine and siblings, so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved brother. May God be with your families.

khristy June 7, 2020


Maureen June 6, 2020

Alice Kilburg June 6, 2020

Gay Storlie June 6, 2020

So sorry to have heard of Billy’s passing! We grew up just up the hill from the Croce family on Apple St. Our prayers go out to each of His family!! Dennis and Gay Storlie

kenneth rekenthaler June 6, 2020

so sorry for your lost. worked with bill for 20 plus years friends
with connie kuberski

Stephanie (Campbell) Davison June 6, 2020

CandleI have known 'The Croce Family' almost all my life... I grew up on Grove Street... Wonderful Family.. He Shall Be Missed...

Garry and Nanci Clark, Lake Placid FL June 6, 2020

Kristy and Family...So sorry for your loss. We have some great memories of your dad and mom from the time the guys were discharged from the service then we married the same fall etc Our thoughts and prayers are with you

Kathleen McCloy June 6, 2020

Didn't know you as well as your darling wife and sons. I'm sure they are waiting with welcome arms to be reunited. Sympathy to family

Craig myers June 6, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear this news. It's been awhile since our Xyrofin retirees have met for breakfast. I had not heard that Billy was not doing well. I still remember his retirement party. He was such a great guy to work with and one of our best operators. So glad he got as many years of retirement as he did. Will cherish the time we spent together.

Chris and Christy Rixen June 6, 2020

so sorry for your loss i worked with Billy at purina and xylrofin always had fun great man

Denise Falk June 6, 2020

So sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with all of you. I'm so glad that I got to meet Billy through Kenzie and Lucas. I'm sure you have some great memories to help you through this difficult time. Love, Kenzie's Grandma Denise

Debbie Ties June 5, 2020

Khristy and family, wrapping you in a big hug and hoping your wonderful memories with him help get you through this sad time.

Maureen June 5, 2020

Connie Bonney June 5, 2020

To the family- so very sorry to read this, know i am thinking about you in this hard time,, God is getting a great angel coming his way.

Steve Bendixen June 5, 2020

CandleR.I.P Billy

Vicki Krantz- Shock June 5, 2020

My deepest sympathies to you and your family Khristy!!

Heather Rickertsen June 5, 2020

Sorry to hear for Billy's passing! Deepest sympathies, of course loved his sense of humor shared by many Bickford decedents.
Heather, Curtis, Chloe, and Carver Rickertsen

Rick and Sherry Bickford June 5, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Mr. Croce was a wonderful, peaceful neighbor as I was growing up, and having lived across from him for so many years. Will miss seeing him out and about. Prayers and sympathy to your family during this difficult time.

Reba June 5, 2020

The Bellings family sending you love and prayers. The best nextdoor neighbor someone could ask for. We will miss you Mr.Bill.

Bob & Jodene Berggren June 5, 2020

Khristy & Jay!! So sorry for your loss. You all were great neighbors & friends. God is taking good csre of them.

Jack and Dianne Gibson June 5, 2020

CandleJack and Dianne (Keeney) Gibson Sending thoughts and prayers to the Family.

Bob Gavin June 5, 2020

Thoughts and prayers to the family.

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