Lifelong Blaine County resident William Willard “Bill” Bilger Jr., 97, passed away on December 22nd 2018 at the Sweet Nursing Home in Chinook, MT.
A service celebrating his life will be held at Edwards Funeral Home on Friday December 28th 2018 at 1:00pm. Burial will take place at Kuper Memorial Cemetery with a reception following at Walner Hall in Chinook.
“Bill” was born on the family farm east of Chinook on August 28th 1921. He graduated from Chinook High School in 1938. He later married Edith Helen Staples on May 23rd 1948 at the Turner Lutheran Church.
“Bill” took over the family farm after and Edith were married and continued irrigated farming and ranching until he retired in the early 1990’s and moved into Chinook.
“Bill” was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church. After retirement he served on the Chinook Senior Center Board and volunteered many hours.
“Bill” enjoyed, wood working, square dancing, gardening, playing cards, and spending time with his nephews.
“Bill” was preceded in death by his parents, William Bilger Sr. & Stella (Overcast) Bilger. Two Sisters, Miriam Bilger & Pauline Bilger Doughters and nephew David Doughters.
He is survived by his wife Edith of Chinook, and numerous nephews and two nieces.
The family asks that memorial be made to the donor’s choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Edwards Funeral Home.