William “Bill” Gerald Gellner

William “Bill” Gerald Gellner, 88, Fargo, died, Sunday, October 10, 2021, in Sanford Health.

Bill was born on May 21, 1933, in Langdon, ND, to Phillip and Antholena Gellner. He attended country school until 9th grade and graduated high school in 1950 from St. Alphonsus High School, Langdon, ND.

In fall of 1950, Bill attended Bradley University in Peoria, IL studying Horology. In September of 1953 Bill moved to Fargo and worked at Neubarth Jewelry in Moorhead. He served in the Army serving in the Panama Canal zone during the Korean Conflict. In addition to his Horology and watch making work, he became a life insurance agent and worked in estate planning until his retirement in 2015.

Bill and Roberta Thorson were united in marriage in 1958, together they had a son Jeffrey. Bill enjoyed spending time with his son, Jeff, hunting, fishing, traveling throughout the country, and spending time at their lake home on Lake Eunice for 32 years.

Bill was an avid waterfowl hunter for over 70 years, shooting his first Canadian goose at the young age of 9, shooting over 500 geese and some 300 Mallard ducks, holding high marks in trap shooting. Bill also enjoyed, curling, golfing, bowling and lawn dart (jarts), where a nice collection of trophies was gathered. He was an avid fan of the Minnesota Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves, Lynx and the Gophers.

Bill is survived by his son, Jeffrey, Moorhead, MN, two sisters, Elizabeth Landsem, Seattle, WA, Beverly (Chauncey) Rae Myers, Hillmen, MN.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Phillip and Anthelena, and siblings, Lorraine, Cecelia, Mary, Raymond and Michael. Mass of Christian Burial : 2:00 P.M. Monday, October 18, 2021 at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church, Fargo with visitation starting at 1:00 P.M. (Service will be live streamed on Boulger Funeral Home’s website.) Funeral Service : 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Langdon, ND. Interment : Calvary Cemetery, Langdon, ND. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. Online guestbook at

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