William F. Giles, III

William F. Giles, III

November 20, 1956 – April 20, 2023

The Family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 25th from 5pm to 7pm at Holy Name Catholic Church, 2901 Fontenelle Boulevard, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, April 26th at 11am at Holy Name Catholic Church.

Private Interment: Calvary Cemetery.

William Fisher Giles III November 20, 1956-April 20, 2023. Bill passed away peacefully at Josie Harper Hospice House after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was preceded in death by parents, William Fisher Giles II and Jean Johnson Giles.  He is survived by his daughters: Katherine Giles, Jennifer Giles, Elizabeth Giles and Patricia Giles; siblings: Mary (Mark) Seger, Anne (Mike) Monaghan, Thomas Giles, Susan (Eric) Aspengren; multiple nieces and a nephew, as well as many friends and extended family members.

Bill was born in Rochester, Minnesota and moved with his parents and younger sisters, Mary and Anne back to Omaha in 1961. The family was joined by Thomas and Susan. Bill attended Holy Cross for Kindergarten then St. Pius X until he graduated in 1971.  He went on to attend Creighton Prep, graduating in 1975.

Bill went on to St. John’s University, attended Creighton University, graduating from Loyola Marymount University. Bill lived for a short while in California, then moved back to Omaha shortly after his oldest daughter, Katherine was born. In the following years Katy was joined by sisters, Jennifer, Elizabeth and Patricia. His four daughters were the pride and joy of his life.

Bill enjoyed golfing, Creighton Basketball, and the College World Series, really any sporting event. He enjoyed these events with his many friends from the various points in his life.

In the most recent years Bill’s time was spent working on the Restore the Glory Project at Holy Name. His passion and energy were thrown into the project as long as his health allowed. He was thrilled to be able to attend the Groundbreaking Ceremony and know that this project was coming to fruition



  • Michael Frank Posted April 23, 2023 7:15 am

    Will miss my friend since high school, but will cherish my memories with Bill.

  • Mary Gewinner Baker Posted April 23, 2023 9:19 pm

    My sincere condolences to Bill’s family. He was a generous guy who always had a smile and/or joke for everyone.
    May Perpetual Light shine upon him.

  • Dave Begley Posted April 24, 2023 9:29 am

    Bill was my classmate at Creighton Prep and Creighton University.

    I helped him with his Holy Name project and saw him right after his cancer diagnosis. He was the same old Bill with a smile on his face despite the bad news.

    Very sorry to see him depart this mortal coil at such a young age. But he is certainly reunited in Heaven with his parents. Our shared Catholic faith assures us of that.


  • Ross Manganaro Posted April 24, 2023 2:12 pm

    Bill was a very sincere, funny, caring, kind soul. He always had your back. Will miss you my friend

  • Dennis Williamson Posted April 24, 2023 2:35 pm

    My sincerest condolences to the family. I have fond memories of Bill since our time in grade school. He was one of the funniest guys I have ever met. He had the ability to workout things in life no matter how bad things were. That may be due to his positive outlook on life.

  • richard d crotty Posted April 24, 2023 6:57 pm

    just loved him He and I became very close over the past several I will miss him terribly.

  • Michael S Bendon Posted April 24, 2023 7:50 pm

    Prayers for the Giles family. Especially my 8th grader, Sue. Bill was a good friend.

  • Nigel ross Posted April 25, 2023 11:31 am

    Katy, Jennifer, Elizabeth and Patricia
    My deepest condolences to you and to your family on the terrible loss of your father. May the love of family and support of the friends bring you all comfort during these difficult times. I feel your pain and stand by you in your ordeal. I was deeply saddened when I heard about the death of your father. This a terrible loss He will always be remembered as a loving, a caring, and a kind person. He will be deeply missed. I want you to know that I am praying for your DAD May perpetual light shine upon Bill Giles lll

  • Terry W Zenon, Sr Posted April 26, 2023 6:42 am

    I will miss your humor, your wisdom, and most of all your smile. RIP,
    my friend.

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