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1925 - 2017
WILLIAM PURSEL William Lloyd Albert "Bill" Pursel passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017, at his home, in Las Vegas, at the age of 91. Bill was born July 24, 1925, in Marshalltown, Iowa. His family moved to Las Vegas in 1939. After graduating from Las Vegas High School, class of 1943, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in The European Theatre during World War II. He became a sales manager for KLAS Radio and covered several atomic bomb explosions at the Nevada Test Site. He was a Chartered Life Underwriter and a Chartered Financial Consultant with The Paul Revere Life Insurance Company. He was president of The Life Underwriters Association of Nevada. He was active in The Las Vegas Jr. Chamber of Commerce, a founding member of The Sports Car Club of America in So. Nevada, a charter member of Trinity United Methodist Church and belonged to both the Masonic Lodge and the Elks Lodge. He served two four-year terms as a trustee at Southern Nevada Memorial Hospital (UMC). Bill was preceded in death by his parents, John William "Bill" Pursel and Helen Magdalene "Madge" Frye; sister, Jeanne Pursel (Henry) Chretien; and brothers, Jack (Berniece) Pursel, Richard "Dick" Pursel (his twin), and Thomas "Tom" (Joan) Pursel. Bill is survived by his wife, of 60 years, Mabel "Mac" Salisbury Pursel; and his children, William "Bill," Kristie, and Kim (Bill) Toffelmire, her stepchildren and their children. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Thanks to Kindred Hospice, especially Brenda and Estella for their excellent care. Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Friday, June 9. Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 10, both at Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St. For more information, please go to obits.dignitymemorial.com Memorial donations may be made to .
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