William “Bill” Mayhew

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Monday, August 17, 1942
Date of Death:
Monday, May 15, 2023
Age:
80 years old

Visitation

Date: Thursday May 25, 2023
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Friday May 26, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: Grace Lutheran Church [ view map ]

Funeral Service

Date: Friday May 26, 2023
Time: 11:00 am

Location: Grace Lutheran Church [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Grandview Memorial Gardens [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Monday, August 17, 1942
Date of Death:
Monday, May 15, 2023
Age:
80 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Monday, August 17, 1942
Date of Death:
Monday, May 15, 2023
Age:
80 years old

William “Bill” Mayhew

William B. “Bill” Mayhew – Rochester

William Bert Mayhew, 80, of Rochester, MN, died Monday, May 15th, 2023, at Methodist Hospital Palliative Care.

Bill was born on August 17, 1942, in Rochester, MN to Robert and Louise (Simonds) Mayhew. He graduated from John Marshall High School in 1960.

On May 23, 1964, he married student nurse Nancy Tompkins from Bode, Iowa at Grace Lutheran Church in Rochester. They lived in the same house raising their 4 children for 56 years. Bill served his country in the Army Reserves for 6 years then he worked at IBM for 27 years retiring at age 51.

Bill and Nancy loved to travel, cruise, visit family, and dance with each other and all of their children and grandchildren. He was a party animal, known as “Wild Bill.” They both enjoyed trips to the casinos. He loved playing games with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Nancy of Rochester, MN, his children Cindy Naylor-Meyer of Rochester, Troy (Jan Mills) Mayhew of Low Moor, Iowa, Kim (Jeff) Aude of Clinton, Iowa, and Wendy Mayhew of Rochester. His 4 grandchildren Zach (Colleen) Naylor, Natasha Meyer, Nicole Pridemore, and Eddie Aude. He is preceded in death by his mother, brother, and sister-in-law.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 26th, 2023 at Grace Lutheran Church with special music by his niece Kim Hawkins. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2023, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home and one hour before the service. A luncheon will follow the service with burial at Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Special thank you to Amy, Bruche, and the Methodist Palliative Unit staff.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Grace Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice.

Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com

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I have good memories of Bill when I was a kid in the neighborhood.  I was able to get to know him as an adult when he volunteered at channel one.  He and Gayle were quite the pair. I know they are joking around and watching over everyone. You all have my condolences.


 


Paula (Ringenberg) Baker

To our neighbors,
          Thinking of you & your family during this difficult time. Sending healing prayers & comfort during this tough time. 
                  Your neighbor Jack & Myrna

I’ll be remembering Uncle Bill and his fun, life of the party personality along with you. He even held his own among the Tompkins gals at the Newton Motor Inn reunion year after year. Thinking of you and sending lots of love & prayers! 

Nance:  I am sorry for your loss.  The two of you have left a wonderful legacy.  I’ll be praying for you and want to send my love. Love, Judy 

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.. 

I am so sorry for your loss.  Had so much fun with your family.  Bill was awesome.  Prayers to all of you. Pat and Sue