William L. “Bill” Nedeau, 76, Osage City: Aug. 20, 1940 – June 28, 2017

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – William L. “Bill” Nedeau, 76, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at his home in rural Osage City, Kan. He was born Aug. 20, 1940, in Topeka, Kan., the son of Henry William and Kathryn Olga Lue Nedeau.

His early years were spent in Topeka, later he moved with his family to Overbrook, Kan., where his love for dogs began with running beagles, coon dogs and greyhounds as a youth. He graduated from Overbrook High School in 1958.

Bill worked for Midwest Appraisers of Nebraska and the Osage County Appraiser’s Office. He worked for John Hoffer, in Topeka, and Branine Motors, in Osage City. He then retired to become a cowboy on the Porter Ranch, later running parts for NAPA in Osage City. Bill went all over the country judging field trials for the pointing breeds. Bill was also a founding member of the Trailriders Saddle Club.

Bill married Lois Vawter in Scranton, Kan., in 1962; they later divorced. In 1989, Bill married Billie Oliver in rural Osage City.

Bill is survived by his son, Tim Nedeau, of Scranton; a daughter, Jodi Nedeau Perry, Carbondale, Kan.; Billie’s daughter, Janet Fisher, Manhattan, Kan.; three granddaughters, Alyssa Fisher, Topeka, Briana Fisher, Manhattan, Kan., and Brynna Perry, Carbondale.

Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Billie, on Jan. 17, 2017, and his daughter Paula Nedeau, in 1986, and his parents, Henry and Kathryn.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 1, at the Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions for Bill may be made to the Kansas Hunting Dog Club or the Wild Horse and Burro Program in Hutchinson, and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Online condolences for Bill may be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.


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