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In Memory Of William (Bill) Edgar Almquist

27th October 1925 – 2nd January 2013

This obituary was created in the memory of William (Bill) Edgar Almquist, born in Dallas, Texas on the 27th October 1925 and passed away on the 2nd January 2013, 87 years of age.
Full Name: William Edgar Almquist
Born: 27th October 1925
Passed Away: 2nd January 2013
Age: 87 years of age
Location: Kaufman
Country: The United States
Birth Place: Dallas, Texas
Spouse: Ann King
Children: Julie Barnes, K White, Deanie Mars, Bill Almquist
Occupation: Co-Founder of Almcoe Refrigeration Company
 
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This obituary was created by Erin on 3 Jan 2013
Survived By: His four children, 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildrn, and numerous nieces and nephews.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our beloved William Almquist who was born in Dallas, Texas on 27th October 1925 and passed away on 2nd January 2013, 87 years of age.

William Edgar (Bill) Almquist, born in Dallas on October 27,1925, died of natural causes January 2, 2013. He was 87. He is survived by AnnKing, Daughters, Julie Barnes, Deanie Marrs and K White and a Son and daughterin law Bill Almquist and Dana Kincy Almquist. Left to grieve also are hisbeloved dog, Yoda, and a host of friends. He had 7 grand children and 10 greatgrand children and numerous nieces and nephews. Born and raised in Dallas, he attended Crozier Tech. He left school before graduation to become an anti-aircraft gunner on the USS Intrepid during WWII. 

After 9/11, Crozier Techbestowed an honorary GED diploma to Bill and all the students that left school to serve their country. He returned from the war and learned the refrigeration trade at Joe Hoppe Co. Resigning From Joe Hoppe Co. in 1960, he and LIfe Longfriend, W.J. (Bill) Coe, founded Almcoe Refrigeration Company. It was at Almcoethat he forged his spot as one of the icons in the refrigeration industry being recognized as one of the true experts in grocery store refrigeration design. He raised his family in the Urban Park Baptist Church where he served in many capacities including deacon, Sunday School Teacher and Urban Park Singer Sponser. He looked great in a red coat! He was active in many local civic organizations as well as trade groups. He enjoyed his work, family,dove hunting, fishing, tinkering around the farm and golf. 

He was a master cheese dip maker. He was just fun to be around always with a joke and a quick wit. If you met Bill, you instantly liked him and he would do anything to help another in need. The newpaper could not contain all of the good things that could be said about Bill. He was many things to many people. He was Teacher, boss,partner, mentor, confidant, good neighbor, protector, provider and friend. Hewas Bill to some, WEA to some, Mr. Almquist to some and a great man to all. Restin peace D.O.D. (Dear ole Dad) Reserve a Tee time for us. We have one more round to play for eternity.

A gathering of friends will be held at Almcoe RefrigerationCompany, 4050 Cresthill Rd. Dallas on Friday January 11th 8-11am

A Memorial service will be held Saturday January 12th 2pm at "The Barn" event center  6250 CR 283 in Kaufman, Texas.Rev. Randy J. Capote and Rev. Denny C. Mackey officiating

Erin has taken the time to prepare this thoughtful memorial to the memory of William Almquist, and wishes now to give a friend or family member an opportunity to contribute as well by, for example, upgrading this memorial, to enable their leaving virtual candles and flowers, permit guest posting, post videos, life timeline, a family tree and more! Upgrading allows family and friends to contribute to the memorial to create a living and dynamic tribute to William, which will help ensure that William's memory lives on in our hearts for years to come, until we meet again. Your contribution will be forever acknowledged on the memorial, unless you choose to remain anonymous. » more information

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