William A. (Bill) Girard of Gordon passed Nov. 12, 2012 in the palliative unit of St. Joseph Ministry in Marshfield, WI.
Born July 30, 1947 in Chicago, he lived in Holton, Whitehall and Muskegon MI. before moving to Hayward. He graduated from Hayward High School in 1965. Upon being drafted into the army, he served his country in Germany and Viet Nam.
Bill owned and operated "Bills Y Body" from which he retired in 2009.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, the Minnesota Vikings, garage sales, and spending time on his 4 wheeler with his dog Kirby. His dream was to see Little Big Horn in Montana which he did this past summer.
Bill was always there to help a friend and put himself last. He was handy and could fix almost anything.
He is survived by wife Shirley, Wisconsin siblings: sisters Rita Piper (Richard) of Chetek, Karen Espersen of Seeley, Patricia Girard and Faye (Tia) Melby of Hayward, Kate Kutzner (Jamie) of Big Bend, Susan Girard (Alan) of Pepin, brothers Gary (fiancee Lorraine Gouge), Tom (Renee) of Hayward, foster mom Gladys Golden of Spring Lake, MI. foster sister Judy Burke (Art) of Fruitport, MI. dogs Kirby and Crisco, cat Swen, and many nieces and nephews.
Bill is preceded in death by parents William and Flavia (Quarderer), brothers Daniel and John, sister Roberta Schroeder, mother-in-law Helen Bretzing, former wife Lynette Girard (Melby) and yellow labs Quigley and Chase.
He requested cremation with no services at the time of his death.