William ZottnickWilliam “Bill” Emil Zottnick, 87, Edgeley, N.D.
William “Bill” Emil Zottnick, 87, Edgeley, N.D., died Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at his home.
Mr. Zottnick was born June 22, 1922, in Pollock, S.D., the son of Henry and Christine (Heyn) Zottnick. The family moved to Braddock, N.D., where he was raised and attended school. He graduated from Braddock High School in 1941. He joined the U.S. Army in May 1945, and served in Germany until he was honorably discharged in October 1946. He returned to North Dakota and moved with his family to Edgeley where he farmed with his parents. He attended plumbing school and started Edgeley Plumbing and Heating with his partner, James Mathson. He married Vera Tomlin Huckeby in 1956, at Wesley United Methodist Church, Edgeley. He suffered a severe stroke in May 2009. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, serving on several boards, a member of the Masonic Lodge, a 50-year member of the Edgeley VFW, and a volunteer for the Edgeley Fire Department and the Edgeley Jolly Seniors. He enjoyed reading, bowling, sports and playing amateur baseball.
He is survived by his wife; a son, William J. (Linda), Northglenn, Colo.; a brother, Ronald (Dorothy), Albuquerque, N.M.; two sisters, Ruby (Ted) Mueller, Madelia, Minn., and Helen Zottnick, Billings, Mont.; three sisters-in-law, Faye Heim, Edgeley, DeLaine Tomlin, Jamestown, and Irene Zottnick, Bismarck, N.D.; a special cousin, Evelyn Naaden, Mesa, Ariz.; and a grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ernest; and a sister, Irene.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Friday, Wesley United Methodist Church, Edgeley. Arrangements by Lisko Funeral Chapel, Edgeley.
Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Edgeley.
Online guestbook: www. liskofuneralchapel.com
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