June 05, 2021 10:00 A.M.Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
Bill passed away on April 29, 2021 at Banner Heart Hospital, Mesa, AZ.
Bill was born January 20, 1936 at St John’s Hospital, Fargo, ND to Albert & Lorraine (Diemert) Elliott. He was the first born of eleven children. The family lived in Georgia for a few years, while Albert was in the service. They moved back to ND where Bill graduated in 1954 from Galesburg High School. Following High School, he attended NDSU for a year before joining the army in 1955, serving in the Honor Guard Company and as a Paratrooper in the 101st Airborne. He returned to NDSU, graduating in 1961. On November 24, 1958 he married his high school sweetheart Evelyn Amb.
Bill taught High School Vocational Agriculture and Science in Bowman, ND, before pursuing a master’s degree at University of Nevada in Reno. He worked as a Feed Rep at O&M in Carrington, ND and ran the printing press at Fargo Rubber Stamp. His passion was over the road trucking which gave him autonomy and adventure for over 40 years.
Many people talk about his stellar card playing which was his pastime in retirement. Bridge was his favorite game and if you could play, he instantly made you a lifelong friend. The grandkids loved playing cards with “Papa Bill” and enjoyed his crazy but true stories. He also was an avid reader, one book a day was not unusual.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Evelyn; children, Linda (David) Bird, Blue Springs, MO, Lora (Tim Hicks) Karaim, Lees Summit, MO, Darin (Christie) Elliott, Fargo, ND; grandchildren Vashti (Jared) Kern, Tara Karaim (friend Matt Medley), Savanna (Jake) Scarbo, Alex Elliott (friend Allie Cahoy), Cheyenne Bird (fiancé Tanner Richardson), Branson Elliott; great grandson, Jacob David Scarbo (born 4/22/21); siblings, Albert (Betty) Elliott Jr., Mike (Patty) Elliott, Pat (Mary Ellen) Elliott, Jenice (Larry) Boulger, Robert (Carol) Elliott, George (Mary) Elliott; In-laws, Terry Elliott, Mike Kozojed, Inez (Leon) Nelson, Delores (Roger Barnard) Ludwig, Janice Larson (friend Max Hatch), numerous nieces and nephews and cousins.
Preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Jerald (Mary Kay) Elliott, Mary (Thom) Daniels, Don Elliott, Margaret Kozojed; in-laws, Albert and Ida Amb, Clinton Amb, Glenn Larson.