August 7, 1918 ~ October 26, 2007
Willem Pieters (Bill), born on August 7, 1918 in Holland, passed away on October 26, 2007 at the age of 89. Bill is survived by his faithfully devoted and very loving companion for the past 16 years, Kasminah Hoeberigs, a resident of Holland, his two beloved daughters, Anna Pieters and Agnes Rute, and son-in-law Ralph Rute from Canyon Lake, CA; and by his only grandson, Anthony Quintal of San Francisco. Bill and his now-deceased wife Katherine and two daughters immigrated to the United States in 1957, and he has been a resident of Gardena, CA since 1958. Bill served in the Dutch Army during World War II and survived as a prisoner of war at the Bridge of the River Kwai in Thailand. Bill retired from Southern California Water Company 30 years ago and was able to enjoy many years of traveling after his retirement, including many trips back to Holland. Bill will be remembered by all his friends and family as being a "tough and stubborn" fighter and survivor. Funeral services will be held on Saturday November 3, 2007 at 11am at Pacific Crest Cemetery Chapel in Redondo Beach.
Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle