Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Shadels in:
 • Milton Junction Cemetery
 • Milton Junction
 • Rock County
 • Wisconsin
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Willard Franklin "Bill" Shadel
Birth: Jul. 31, 1908
Rock County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Jan. 28, 2005
King County
Washington, USA

Journalist. A graduate of Andrews University in Michigan, he began his career in Washington, D.C. as a reporter for the National Rifle Association and became the editor of its magazine, The American Rifleman. He assigned himself to Europe in 1943 and was enlisted by Edward R. Murrow to help in covering WWII. He was among a handful of reporters who gave firsthand reports on the D-Day landings for CBS Radio. Bill and Murrow were the first reporters to report on the Buchenwald Concentration Camp and his stories on the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt earned him a "Witness to the Truth" award. In 1954 he became the first host for "Face the Nation" and in 1958 he began working as the evening anchor for ABC in New York, which led him to be chosen to moderate the third debate between Presidential candidates John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon in 1960. He retired from journalism in 1963 and began teaching at the University of Washington until he retired in 1975. He died from prostate cancer at the age of 96. (bio by: Sue) 
Family links: 
  Franklin L Shadel (1870 - 1957)
  Ida Packel Shadel (1876 - 1932)
  Violet May Shadel Serns (1898 - 1996)*
  Stuart Laverne Shadel (1906 - 1995)*
  Willard Franklin Shadel (1908 - 2005)
  Wilna Jean Shadel Fleming (1919 - 2004)*
*Calculated relationship
Milton Junction Cemetery
Milton Junction
Rock County
Wisconsin, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Sue
Record added: Jan 02, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63624952
Willard Franklin Bill Shadel
Added by: Sue
Willard Franklin Bill Shadel
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Henry Arthur Gaugert
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Angel of Flowers
 Added: Sep. 11, 2016
Happy Birthday.....
- a sincere fan
 Added: Jul. 31, 2016
On your 108th birthday
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Jul. 23, 2016
There are 31 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.2 after 20 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service UPDATED