Ol Main, on Wesleyan campus, where Bill lay in state
Sam Renken, still writing, getting ready for the service
Ben Gotschall, practicing
Eloise, in the very center (black dress, white hair) greeting ...
the viewing, in the main entrance to Old Main, on Wesleyan Campus - ... friends and family beginning to fill the room with talk, and rememberings ..
Ted, with Bill -- stories are filling the room ...
Eloise, center, surrounded by friends
(center) Carlos Frey (right) Rob Kloefkorn
Carlos hugging Eloise at the viewing, in the entrance area of Old Main, on Wesleyan Campus
Carlos & Eloise, with Bill -- Twyla in background -- a time for stories abounds
Eloise, with more friends
pastels make a life - Bill, by Carlos Frey
the crowd of friends, gathering
Alie (granddaughter) & Rob (son) Kloefkorn play a favorite of Bill's, "Ashhoken Farewell" , at the memorial in O'Donnell Auditorium, Wesleyan
Bill's grandson and namesake, Willie Kloefkorn, spoke lovingly, humorously, fittingly, about his grandfather
Willie: " .. he had a voice that made ordering off the menu an event ..."
some of the "Loup River Nightcrawlers" THE band for Bill -- John Walker, left, and Jim Pipher, right
... and Terry Keefe, another member --
"Ben & Sam" - Ben Gotschall & Sam Renken, two of Bill's last-year-teaching writing students, back to tell some about Bill, to celebrate --
Rob Kloefkorn, Bill's son, sits in with his friends, on banjo ---
Deborah McGinn, Creative Writing teacher for 20+ years at Lincoln High, tells us about Bill's many visits to her classes, and many other visits he made to classes all over the state -- and how students loved Bill, and wanted to adopt him, or he, them ...
Ted Genoways brings his Bill stories to the mike --