Despite his achievements as a businessman, Bill was clear, as he wrote in our 50th-reunion yearbook, that “by far the most important thing” in his life was his family. Judy Peterson and he married within a few months of Bill’s graduation. Together they raised two daughters, Kelly and Betsy. Also of central importance to Bill was his Christian faith. Active over the years in more than one Lutheran parish, he taught Sunday school, led youth groups, and participated in the operations of the church.
In retirement, Bill continued volunteer work and was an avid golfer. He and Judy attended the major reunions of our class and remained in touch with numerous Princeton friends.
Bill died Jan. 2, 2021, after a long struggle with dementia. To Judy, Kelly, and Betsy, and to his grandsons Tyler and Wade, the class sends its deepest sympathies.