Tricounty News

William 'Bill' Blair, 68

William "Bill" Blair of Hancock, St. Cloud, and Kimball, Minn., died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, from laryngeal cancer.

There will be a private spreading of the ashes at St. Malachy Cemetery in Clontarf, Minn. Saturday, Nov. 10.

William "Bill" Blair was born March 17, 1944. He worked for many years as a welder making pontoon boats. He also repaired boat motor propellers at the Cenco Prop Shop in St. Cloud. He also worked in Kimball making custom rescue sleds for snowmobiles, and at Dura Supreme in Howard Lake making cabinets.

Bill was preceded in death by his father Omer "Jack" Blair; his first wife Mary; and second wife Bonnie.

He is survived by his daughters Shawn (and Edward) Tripet, and Sheri Blair; stepdaughters Laura (and Stephen) Deleski, Sheila (and Ryan) Buesing; stepson Thomas Orth; mother Marie Austin; brothers Larry (and Kathy) Blair, Roger (and Lynn) Blair; sister Pat (and Dan) Van Horsen; step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Please send cards and memorials to: Shawn Tripet, 4428 West Arm Road, Spring Park MN 55384.