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Published May 28, 2013, 12:00 AM

William L. Gilge Jr.

"Mr. Bill” age 66, of West Fargo, passed away at his home on May 26th, 2013, surrounded by his loving family under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley after a long valiant battle with cancer.

Bill, the son of William Gilge Sr and Garnet Gilge, was born in Moorhead August 2, 1946. He graduated from Glyndon in 1964. In 1966, Bill joined the Happy Hooligans of the North Dakota Air National Guard. He retired 29 years later. After retirement, he worked for Odegaard Wings in Kindred, ND restoring aircraft, such as the P51 and the Super Corsair airplanes.

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