William "Bill" O. Springer


June 22, 1935 ~ February 13, 2023

Resided in: Fargo, ND

Bill’s service will be livestreamed below starting at 9:00 AM Saturday, February 18, 2023.

William (Bill) O. Springer, 87, passed away February 13, 2023 at Sanford Medical Center, Fargo surrounded by family.

Bill was born June 22, 1935, in Codington County, South Dakota. He grew up on his parents’ farm and attended High School in Florence, SD. He participated in 4-H and played basketball. Bill is survived by 3 brothers Jim, Mike (Nancy) and Pat (Pam).

He met the love of his life on the 4H bus traveling to the State Fair in Huron, SD. Bill asked Janice if he could sit with her and hold her hand. They were married June 22, 1954 and held each others hands and hearts for 65 years until Janice passed away on September 25, 2019.

Bill and Janice started their married life in Clark, South Dakota where they purchased a service station/convenience store that also rented cabins. They were partners with Brother Jim and his wife Deloris. During this time Bill was also involved in other small business’ and served in the National Guard for 2 years. After they sold the station Bill studied and went to school in Chicago for Diesel Mechanics before moving to Minneapolis to work for Cummins Diesel Sales Inc.

Bill and Janice had three sons Dick (Terryl), Dave (Sheryl) and Dan (Shari). They moved to Fargo in 1961. Bill worked at Cummins Diesel Sales Inc and Thermo- King where he started as a mechanic and worked his way up to Partner until he retired June 1, 1996. Bill mentored his three sons in starting businesses of their own. He was generous and caring with family friends and charitable causes. Bill was an entrepreneur and inventor, he enjoyed flying, golf, travel and fishing with Janice. He was involved with North Dakota Motor Carriers, Associated General Contractors of North Dakota and many other organizations. Bill loved life at his cabin on Big Cormorant, RVing and winters in Arizona.

Bill is survived by sons, Dick (Terryl), Dave (Sheryl) and Dan (Shari); Grandchildren, Tracy Thompson (Derek), Tim Springer (Laurel), Jill Arneson (Cale), Tad Brown (Shelly), Tanya McGinnis (Samson), Jake Springer (Brittany), Jaime Springer, Katlyn Harms (Nate), Allison Kruger (Braydon); Great Grandchildren, Abby, Zac, and Alex Lind; Elaina, Owen, Oliver and Etta Springer; Kate, Cooper, and June Arneson, Kase and Barrett Springer, Teagan and Tenley Harms, Bennett Krueger, Olivia, Ethan and Shaela McGinnis, Clarissa Asa(Daniel), and Erika Brown; and Great Great Children, Avery and Zuri Asa.

Bill is preceded in death by his wife, Janice Springer; parents, Everett and Opal Springer; sister-in-law, Deloris; and niece, Kimberly Springer.

In lieu of Flowers consider a donation to,
Pray for Gray, North Dakota Autism Center

A funeral service at will be held at 9:00 AM Saturday, February 18, 2023 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. A visitation will be held one hour prior to services. Another funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday, February 18, 2023 at Wight and Comes Funeral Home, Watertown, SD. An hour prior visitation will be held as well. Burial will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery, Watertown, SD.


Visitation - Saturday: February 18, 2023 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


Funeral Service - Saturday: February 18, 2023 9:00 am

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


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  1. Dear Dick, Dave, Dan and Family – I was sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was a fun person to be around as I fondly remember business trips together or the AGC Outings. Bill was always willing to help us as we grew our business we appreciated him a lot. He was a good friend and business man May he rest in peace.

  2. To Everyone in the Springer family,

    We are very sorry for your loss. Bill was such as wonderful man and a great example of a Father and leader of his entire family. They don’t make them like like him any more. May he rest in peace now with Janice.
    Dennis & Xan Stephens

  3. To the Springer Family

    We are very sorry for you loss. Bill was a wonderful man. A great example of a loving father and leader of his family and community. It’s hard to find a man of his quality this days. May his rest in peace with Janice now
    Dennis and Xan Stephens

  4. Our deepest condolences to the Springer Family.

    Wishing you peace, comfort and blessings at this time of sorrow.

    Constantino Family

  5. Dear Dave and Family,

    We are sorry to hear about your loss. We will be praying for you during this difficult time.

  6. My heartfelt condolences to Bill’s family for your loss. I enjoyed many conversations with him. He was a pleasure to know and the neighborhood will miss him. May memories bring peace and comfort to sustain you as you work through this loss.
    Elizabeth Jung

  7. Dear Springer Family, I am watching online and wish I were there but glad I got online to hear more stories and I hope to see you in the near future to hear/learn more stories. Bill & Janice hold a very special space in my heart and I treasure my experience of living and learning from them when I went to college; it was so generous of them to open up their house to me for 3 years and I am forever grateful for that time. I am going to miss Bill so much and am glad that my parents brought me to Fargo a few times to see Bill when I came to ND to visit. Hugs for all of you. Love, Marcia & Bryan Thompson

  8. Sorry to learn of Bill’s passing, we enjoyed our conversations with Bill and always left with his excitement about his family, work and being a great human being. We were impressed with his caring attitude and pride of his son’s success in life. Enjoy all the wonderful memories Bill left for you to benefit your work and your own family.
    Dr. Jim and Shirley Mootz

  9. Springer family,
    I just learned of Bill’s passing. I am so sorry to hear this. I have thought of Bill many, many times over the years, since I met him and Janice in 2019. I took care of Janice in the last months of her life, and Bill was always so welcoming and caring to me. I enjoyed a lot of meals with him and Janice. He would tell me stories of their life together and you could see the love he had for her. Hugs to all of your family.

    Erica Hall
    Home Instead

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