Nebraska City Mayor Bryan Bequette proclaimed Sept. 8 as a Day of Remembrance for community leader Bill Carroll and asked all of Nebraska City residents to honor Carroll that day, which would’ve been his 87th birthday.
Carroll, 86, died Aug. 8. He was born Sept. 8, 1929. After graduating from high school he joined the United States Air Force in 1948 and served in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1952.
After his military service, he received a Doctor of Pharmacy from Creighton University in 1957 and worked as a pharmacist at the former Jessup’s Drug Store from 1959 to 1996 when he retired.
Carroll and his wife, Marjorie Ohnmacht, were married in 1952 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church and had four children, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Carroll was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Elks Lodge, American Legion, the Kimmel Foundation, the Otoe County National Bank Board, St. Mary’s Hospital Board and served two terms as city finance commissioner. He was a 50-year Rotary member and was very active in the community.