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Carl Biley



Carl Eugene (Gene) Biley, 84, beloved husband of Sue Biley and dearest father to his children, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in Urbandale.

Gene was born at his home in Bedford to Albert and Rowena (Peregrine) Biley, Feb. 23, 1936. His namesake was his mother’s father Carl J. Peregrine. He went to school in Prescott. He married Sue Henthorne Jan. 8, 1966, in Des Moines. He worked for several years as a manager for ARA Services in Des Moines, before moving to their farm in Prescott in 1972 where they remained. Gene was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving on the USS Searcher.

Gene was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. Gene was a lifetime member of the Corvette Club of Iowa, also a member of the Williamson American Legion. Gene, while he was still able, enjoyed riding Harley Davidson motorcycles with his sons. His “when I was a little boy” stories and life lessons will be greatly missed.

When his children visited Gene on the farm, they enjoyed working (playing) in the garage and reminiscing about their escapades and farming stories. Many a “round table” discussions were had.

Gene is survived by his wife, Sue (Henthorne) Biley of Prescott; children: Michael Biley (Ann) of Vista, Calif., James Biley (Debra) of Plymouth, Wis., Lisa Krekling (Douglas) of Richfield, Wis., Steven Biley (Susie) of Grimes; grandchildren: Nicole Raquet of Sheboygan, Wis., Benjamin Biley (Courtney) of Racine, Wis.; Hilary Krekling of New Berlin, Wis.; Trevor Biley of Dunlap, Erika Biley of Vista, Calif., Connor Biley of Vista, Calif., Brigette Biley of Cedar Falls; five great-grandchildren; sister, Roberta Lowrance (Outhier) of Cedaredge, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Rowena Biley of Prescott and his grandson: Corbyn Biley.

Celebration of Life services and burial in the Bohemian Cemetery, Prescott, will be at a later date.

Pearson Family Funeral Service and Cremation Center of Creston oversees arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the family, in care of Steven. Memories may be shared at

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