Billy "Bill" Wayne Souter


Billy “Bill” Wayne Souter, 75, from Fargo, ND, passed away on September 22, 2022 at home surrounded by his family.
Bill was born on July 5, 1947 in Garden City, KS; the first of seven children to Ezekiel “Zeke” Souter and Cleo Ruth “Sue” (Makemson) Souter. He started school in St. John, KS and graduated HS in Kingfisher, OK.
Bill followed in his father’s and Uncle Ed Makemson’s footsteps by working in the oil industry for 41 years. He worked for BJ Oil Well Service Company in Enid, Watonga, and Woodward, OK; Houma, LA; Dickinson, ND; Gillette, WY; Brighton, CO; Casper, Rock Springs, WY before returning to ND and residing in Killdeer, ND. Upon returning to Dickinson, ND with BJ Services he began to work for BJ International. Internationally he worked Vietnam, Cameroon, Gabon and then in Nigeria for 9 years and then worked in Kazakhstan until retiring (the first time) in 2008. Then he was off to Minot, ND to work with the startup of PumpCo Services. (Retired the 2nd time). The upstart of his own business of Bill’s Consulting Service (for some reason he didn’t like Patsy’s recommendation of BS Consulting) found him in Pennsylvania and later in Texas when he retired yet again. He and Patsy resided in Minot at the beginning of his business but after some serious campaigning from daughter #2 they moved to Fargo, ND. Not content to truly being retired he was employed by Koetz Trucking part time.
The Souter family was blessed to be a part of church homes wherever Bill’s work took them. Bill enjoyed being a part of the ministry of the church, particularly anything to do with maintenance. In working with the children he became known as Mr. Hunny by a group of 1st grade Sunday School children. He also was involved with AWANA in Minot, ND and in Manning, ND where he was privileged to be a T&T leader for his granddaughter, Amber Kukla. Metropolitan Baptist Church became his final place to serve, serving as a Trustee and major set up guy for all the things Patsy was involved in. He joined Patsy also with Children’s Church. Over the years he had fun with the different small groups he was involved in.
Along with being involved with the church he was also a member of Red River Valley Wood Carvers. He enjoyed keeping up with friends through Facebook. While living in Killdeer and rotating internationally he trained as a First Responder and volunteered with the Killdeer Ambulance Squad. He always kept busy with home improvement projects, whether for others or his own.
Bill married his High School sweetheart, Patsy (Conley) Souter, and began their 57 years of adventures on July 23, 1965. They were blessed with 2 wonderful daughters, Pam (Dean) Kukla, Killdeer, ND and Patty (Tom) Molm, Frontier, ND. fabulous grandchildren Christopher (Samantha) Kukla, Killdeer, ND, Matthew (Kirsten) Kukla, Killdeer, ND, Amber Kukla, Missoula, MT, and Nicholas Molm, Fargo, ND, and the best of all great grandchildren, John and Liam Kukla of Killdeer. Plus the much loved bonus families.
Bill is survived by his siblings; Sharon Souter, Crowder, Ok, Janice Sorrels, Bedford, TX, Lonny (Sharon) Souter, Temple, TX, Kathy Burpo, Royse City, TX, Randy (Robin) Souter, Fairview, OK, Steve Souter, Las Vegas, NV. Many loved nieces, nephews and cousins. One Aunt, Eldoner Brown, Cordova, AL. He was preceeded in death by his parents and granddaughter, Ashley Kukla.
The Souter family would like to thank the Roger Maris Cancer Center, Doctors, Nurses and many that made Bill’s journey possible. And also to the Sanford Hospice for their care of Bill and the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Roger Maris Cancer Center, Sanford Hospice, or to the charity of your choice in memory of Bill.


Visitation - Tuesday: September 27, 2022 5:00 pm

Metropolitan Baptist Church
2612 25th St S
Fargo, ND 58103

Prayer Service - Tuesday: September 27, 2022 7:00 pm

Metropolitan Baptist Church
2612 25th St S
Fargo, ND 58103

Visitation - Wednesday: September 28, 2022 9:30 am

Metropolitan Baptist Church
2612 25th St S
Fargo, ND 58103

Funeral Service - Wednesday: September 28, 2022 10:30 am

Metropolitan Baptist Church
2612 25th St S
Fargo, ND 58103

Burial - Thursday: September 29, 2022 3:00 pm

Killdeer Cemetery
North Dakota,

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  1. Dear Patsy, I am so sorry to hear of this very sad new of Bill. There are no words for the sorrow I know you must be feeling now. My thoughts are with you.

  2. So sorry to hear this. Haven’t seen Bill in a while, but we often talk about the times we worked together in Africa. He will be missed. Was a special Soul

  3. So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing, he was such a sweet man.
    May your many memories of him keep him alive in your hearts forever.

  4. Sorry for your loss. I ran a cement for Bill when he came back to Dickinson. Learned a lot from him and had a lot of good laughs.

  5. So sorry for your loss. Thank you for your faithful support of missions in India. I’m sure Bill is receiving a great reward

  6. Patsy, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Bill! Please know you are in our thoughts love and prayers! Even though our time together as neighbors was short- it sure was amazing! We loved having you around and you both were amazing to our kiddos!

  7. So sorry for your loss. We enjoyed being with Bill and Patsy so much!!!! Many good memories

    Lorin and Karen Dvirnak of Killdeer

  8. Such a Great Man and so thankful we got to know him. Our family is sending love and prayers for the whole family.

    We love y’all and so sorry for y’all’s loss.
    -The Wharton Family-

  9. Dear Patsy and girls,
    Your loss is heaven’s gain. Words are so empty at this time. You and family are being held in the arms of God for strength and comfort. Prayers for peace and love

  10. Pasty,
    So sorry for your lose. May the Lord be with you and your family, to comfort you and give you strength at this time.
    Our prayers are with you.

  11. Sorry for your loss.
    You are in our prayers and in many wonderful memories of our years with our BJ Services family.

  12. Bill, heaven is rejoicing as your wonderful smile and laugh now reside there. You were well loved and leave a wonderful legacy of that love here in your awesome wife and daughters, Patsy, Pamla and Patty❤️❤️❤️. I feel blessed to have known you! Rest well and peacefully, good and faithful servant.

  13. I remember first meeting Bill. We were working out of Warri Nigeria. I sailed in and raided his warehouse of much needed supplies. Oh yeah, he fumed up! From there, we crossed paths two more times during the next 25 years or so. Consulting in Pennsylvania and South Texas. Bill was a fine guy and a dang hard worker too.
    Condolences to all,
    Gregg Moore

  14. I worked with Bill from the rocky mountain days where we shared equipment and personnel during the lean years. I also worked with Bill in Nigeria. We were on the same rotation and worked together through many adventures. He was always up for any task, and he was a true friend. I will miss him, but will always remember him as a good guy.

  15. May the good Lord keep your gentle soul as you rest in perfect peace Bill. Thanks for the wonderful Nigeria experiences and signature chuckle you had at all times. You were so peaceful and dedicated to your work. Rest on my dear friend and coworker!

  16. Yes….been a very long time since I have seen BILL. We’re high school class mates and friends. Fond memories. Rest in peace my friend. Robert Smith

  17. Sorry to hear of Bill passing. May God give you comfort. Many fond memories as I remember back to high school and beyond. Patsy you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Robert & Sharon Smith

  18. Patsy and Patty,
    I just saw that Bill passed. I am so sad and thinking of all of your family. He was truly a very kind, gentle and very giving man. It was so great to meet you and Bill in woodcarving through Patty. Love to your families. I will miss him.
    God Bless

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