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Published March 01, 2013, 12:00 AM

William D. "Bill" Desautel

William D. “Bill” Desautel, age 80 of Grafton, ND passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at the Lutheran Sunset Home of Grafton.

William D. Desautel was born January 5, 1933 to William H. and Minnie (Brosius) Desautel in Grafton, ND. He grew up on the family farm and attended rural school at District 51. He graduated from Grafton High School. On July 15, 1954 he married Patricia Davies. Bill married Dolores “Dee” Woinarowicz on June 24, 1981. Bill worked on the family farm for his brothers, Bob and Jack before taking a job with Grand Forks Bottling Co. He later sold cars for Lykken, Inc., worked at Home Gas Co. and Allied Chemical Company. He then worked for Fert-L-Flow before going to work for Grand Forks Seed Company and Terra Chemical Company. He worked for Poly-Phos processing and then returned to Terra Chemical where he retired in 1992.

William D. "Bill" Desautel

William D. “Bill” Desautel, age 80 of Grafton, ND passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at the Lutheran Sunset Home of Grafton.

William D. Desautel was born January 5, 1933 to William H. and Minnie (Brosius) Desautel in Grafton, ND. He grew up on the family farm and attended rural school at District 51. He graduated from Grafton High School. On July 15, 1954 he married Patricia Davies. Bill married Dolores “Dee” Woinarowicz on June 24, 1981. Bill worked on the family farm for his brothers, Bob and Jack before taking a job with Grand Forks Bottling Co. He later sold cars for Lykken, Inc., worked at Home Gas Co. and Allied Chemical Company. He then worked for Fert-L-Flow before going to work for Grand Forks Seed Company and Terra Chemical Company. He worked for Poly-Phos processing and then returned to Terra Chemical where he retired in 1992.

Bill was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, where he served on the Cemetery Board for over 30 years. He was a member of the Grafton Knights of Columbus #3918 where he held all the chairs. He was a life member of the Walsh County Gun Club, Grafton Eagle’s aeries #2803. Bill was also a profound member of the Table of Knowledge at Granny’s for many years.

Bill is survived by his wife Dee, Grafton, ND; children: Julee Desautel, Tacoma, WA; Jill (Darrell) Deckard, Houston, TX; Judy Desautel, Pratt, KS; Rock (Patricia) Desautel, Grafton, ND; step-children: Greg Woinarowicz, Pine Haven, WY; Paul (Dawna) Woinarowicz, Drayton, ND; Scott (Denise) Woinarowicz, Olympic, WA; Joseph (Donna) Woinarowicz, Apache Junction, AZ, Grace (Brian) Hornbacher, East Grand Forks, MN; Joan Fortier, Chippawa Falls, WI; six grandchildren; 16 step grandchildren, two great grandchildren; nine step great grandchildren, brother John F. “Jack” (Rae) Desautel, Grafton, ND. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother, brother Robert W. Desautel, nephew, John Desautel and step great grandson, Ethan Kuznia.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, March 4, 2013 at 10;30 A.M. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Grafton. Visitation will be Sunday from 3-5 PM with a prayer service at 5:00 PM at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton. Friends may also call at the church on Monday for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery.

An online guest book is available at: www.tollefsonfuneralhome.com

The Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton is in charge of the arrangements.

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