In memory of
William Kiernan
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In memory of
William Kiernan
William Joseph Kiernan Jan 28, 1924 - Oct 12, 2016 William "Bill" passed away peacefully at the age of 92 in Modesto, CA on the 12th of October. Bill was born to John L. and Louise H. Kiernan on January 28, 1924.  Bill was happily married for 62 years to his wife Mickey, who preceded him in passing. He is also preceded in death by his son Bill Kiernan. He is survived by his two daughters Mary McCabe and Janice Walter, both of Modesto; his two sisters Margaret Hidahl of Ceres, and Rita Himes of Modesto; and also his 7 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Bill was a lifelong resident of Stanislaus county and had also proudly served his country during World War Two in the US Army's 10th Mountain Division. Bill attended grammar school in Salida and graduated from Modesto High School, where he was a track standout. He was a loyal San Francisco Giants and 49ers fan. He enjoyed music and loved to sing. A special thanks to Alma Aler and her family for their kindness and compassion while caring for him. Thanks also to Dr. Heck of St. Luke's. Any donations will gladly be accepted at the VFW, 1405 E. Linwood Avenue, Turlock or Optimal Hospice Care, 1101 Sylvan Avenue, Ste. B-10, Modesto. A funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church 505 W Granger Avenue, Modesto, CA at 11:00AM on Friday, October 21, 2016.
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