William "Bill" Roeszler


William (Bill) Nelson Roeszler passed away at his home in Fargo on Tuesday, June 28th at age 77. He was born on May 9, 1945 to Ade and Mazie Roeszler in Jamestown, ND. Following high school he entered the Air Force in 1965 serving for almost 4 years until 1968. Besides serving in Guam for 6 months, he was trained in computer technology which led him to work in the Banking industry for 52 years. Those banks included Fargo, Duluth, Bottineau, Maddock, Erskine, Twin Valley, and Gary.

Bill was active in the American Legion, the Rydell Wildlife Refuge, and the Germans from Russia Society. His interests were flying his private airplane, taking care of his country retreat outside of Erskine, MN. and reading books.

Bill married Alpha Faleide Haukness on May 24, 1975. Surviving are their daughter, Anastasia Roeszler (Rob) from Portland, Oregon; stepsons, Bradley Haukness (Ellen) from Urbana, Illinois, Brent Haukness from Sunnyvale, California; brothers, Cordell in Hot Springs, SD, Roger (Tracy) of Custer, SD; four grandchildren, Kirsten, Marina, Andy, and Alex; a niece Dawn Theis and nephew Nik Roeszler. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, July 13th at 5:00 pm. at the Trollwood Park shelter in Fargo located at 3664 Elm St. N. Supper will follow.

Arrangements are made by Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo.
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Celebration of Life: July 13, 2022 5:00 pm

Trollwood Park Shelter
3664 Elm Street North
Fargo, ND 58102

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  1. Alpha & family also Roger Cordell
    So sorry to hear about the loss of Bill he was such a gentle soul and we will be forever Thankful for all the work he did in documenting the Roeszler family history. His hard work will be forever cherished by all of us.

  2. Bill was a great guy, I’m sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family and loved ones.

  3. Alpha and family, we are so sorry about Bill’s passing. He was a special person and
    enjoyed the few times we got together and all the information he shared with us about
    the Roeszler family. He will be missed by all. Our prayers and thoughts are with you
    all. God Blessings and His love.

  4. To Alpha and all: Good to see you soon. Though timing with the wedding difficult, hope the celebration of life and then your later July schedules are positive and renewing. Wish I had visited with Bill about his early Jamestown years – lots of Brown relatives (related to Mom, Ruth Brown Erickson) lived there during all of Bill’s Jamestown years. Later,

  5. We are so sorry for your loss. Bill is a wonderful memory of my childhood past growing up on the farm.

  6. The world was a better place with Bill in it.

    Bill and I knew each other through the banking industry for over 30 years.

  7. Dear Alpha ❤️ A blue candle for your pilot🛩️. Sorry for your loss❤️‍🩹. Love. Elinhug 🫂

  8. Remembering banking days with Bill in Twin Valley from his well organized management and training skills to his family stories and his passion for Rydell Refuge, to name a few. He was an intelligent and interesting colleague and I learned much from him. My sincere condolences.

  9. My one strong memory of Billy was in junior high when the principal and guidance counselor came and walked him out of our math class with Miss Ellis. She was also the penmanship teacher and counted the problem wrong if you didn’t make your “2s” correctly. Well, I could do that, but not the math. Billy’s math scores on the national tests were off the charts we heard. We moved to Indiana before I went to high school, but I remember visiting their farm a few times growing up.
    May your memories sustain you in the days ahead.

  10. Alpha and Family, Karen and I always enjoyed seeing Bill, whether it was at one of our condo meetings or chatting on the way to the mailbox. He was a wonderful neighbor who will be missed. Our sincere condolences. Chuck and Karen Vaala

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