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William S. Giles

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
William S. Giles

OKLAHOMA – William Steven Giles, 76, of Oklahoma, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at his home.

Bill was born April 23, 1937, in Dixon, the son of Herman and Ruth (Pope) Giles. He graduated from Polo Community High School. He was a proud veteran of the Air Force. Bill was married to Annette Marie Dunphy on Feb. 17, 1977. Bill had a successful career, including more than 30 years with IBM in Chicago and Poughkeepsie, N.Y., before moving to Oklahoma and working with EMC and Decision One. Bill loved his family, especially his grandchildren, his friends, technology, history, and reading.

Bill is survived by his children, Mike Kuhlow, Kathy (Tom) Collier, John (Kristin) Kuhlow, and Colleen (Tony) Wilson; his eight grandchildren, Elisabeth, Ben, Daniel, Lucas, Jack, Nicholas, Camilla, and Sydney; his sister, Ann Lois (Bruce) James; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and his sisters, Sandra Hendershot and Betty Herbig.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday and the funeral at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Polo Church of the Brethren, 401 S. Congress Ave. Burial will be at Fairmount Cemetery in Polo. Polo Family Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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