William "Mr. Bill" Henry MoranJuly 16, 1944 ~ August 9, 2017 (age 73)
William “Mr. Bill” Henry Moran, 73 of Balsam Lake, Wisconsin passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at his home. Bill was born on July 16, 1944 in Chicago, IL the son of Harold and Pauline (Maskow) Moran.
Bill married Diane “DeDe” Sacia on July 2, 1966 in Galesville, Wisconsin. Bill and Diane and their two children moved to Balsam Lake in 1974.
A devoted workaholic Bill’s first job was helping out at his parents’ drug store. After graduating high school he worked part time at Sacia Orchards as well as working in printing and later left to work in construction. Unable to endure not working in the long winter months he went back to printing, working at the Polk County Ledger. After leaving there he worked at Inter County Co-Op (ICCPA). Not wanting any free time (He didn’t know how too, like some us) He also became Co-owner of the laundry matt in Balsam Lake and built the car wash. After that endeavor he started a business with his son running a stand at the Pea Pick in Flea Market. He retired from ICCPA in 30 +’s years. He continued to work at both the flea market and at Eagle Industries with his wife.
Bill leaves to celebrate his memory: his son, Eric (Velia) Moran, Shakopee, MN; daughter, Erin (Bryan) Nielsen, Brooklyn Park, MN; granddaughters, Nicole and Samantha Nielsen, sisters-in-law, Rachel Wason, Sally Schumacher, Peggy (Robert) Halmrast and Beverly Sacia and his grand-dog, Harley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Pauline and his wife, Diane “DeDe”.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the Kolstad Family Funeral Home in Centuria, Wisconsin. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service. Pastor Arveda “Freddie” Kirk will officiate the service.
The Kolstad Family Funeral Home of Centuria has been entrusted with arrangements.