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William 'Bill' Blair

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William (Bill) Blair, 68, of Hancock, St. Cloud, and Kimball, Minn., passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 from laryngeal cancer.

Bill was born on March 17, 1944. He was proceeded in death by his father Omer (Jack) Blair, first wife, Mary, and second wife, Bonnie.

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

Bill 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.

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

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

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