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William Conway

February 21, 1944 - September 05, 2013


10-11:00 A.M on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

11:00 A.M. on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

William Conway

February 21, 1944 - September 05, 2013


William “Bill” James Conway, 69, passed away on September 5, 2013 after a short illness. William was born on February 21, 1944 and was raised in Fargo, North Dakota. William attended Shanley High School. He pursued his undergraduate studies at NDSU and graduated from the College of Automation in Des Moines, Iowa. Afterwards, he started working for the Fargo Public School data processing department in 1966. William retired from the Fargo Public Schools after 45 years of service in 2010. His passions included woodworking, hunting, and spending time with his grandchildren. William is survived by his wife of 46 years, Donna; four sons, John (Karma) Conway of Meridian, ID; Sean Conway of Bloomington, MN; Michael (Stephanie) Conway of Excelsior, MN; Jeffrey (Bobbee) Conway of Cloquet, MN; sisters, Helen Jaurequi of Silver City, NM; Patricia Conway of Fargo; Anne Conway of Fargo, and 6 adoring grandchildren, Nicholas, Kaylee, Audrin, Tyler, Ryan and Kate Conway. He is preceded in death by his father, John Cornelius Conway; mother, Gladys Ermina Conway; sister, Mary Poirier; and brother, John “Jack” A. Conway.


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  1. Harold Pedersen Family says:

    Bountiful UtahDonna and Family
    Our heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult loss.
    May he Rest in Peace.

  2. Kristen Jensen says:

    Dear John, Karma, Nick, Kaylee and Audrin –

    Our deepest sympathy for you and your family during this difficult time. You’re all in our thoughts and prayers.

    David, Lynda, Laura and Kristen

  3. Lee Anne Hanson says:

    Dear Conway family,
    I will miss Bill, he was like a father when I was younger… always there with advise. He always had a “come back” that is for sure. Even torward the end he still had his sense of humor.
    He will be missed.
    Take care,
    Lee Anne

  4. Doug Hartman says:

    Sellersburg IndianaDonna and family,
    So very sorry to hear of your loss.
    You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Brian Henning says:

    Bloomington MN

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. May the peace which comes from the memories comfort you now and in the days ahead.

  6. Mort Mazaheri says:

    Bill Conway was one of these guys that you liked at the first meeting. He did a great job as the Fargo School District compter expert and was an effective leader for the City of North River as its mayor.

    I always enjoyed meeting Bill, as he had a positive outlook and was easy to be with. He was a very dedicated staff member of the School District.

    I would like to express my deepest sympathies to his family.

    Mort Mazaheri
    NDSU Professor Eneritus
    Former Fargo City Commissioner
    Casa Grande, Arizona

  7. Rich Mische says:

    Fargo ND

    I’m sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Bill was a great guy and he was always a good friend. I enjoyed seeing him in recent years in downtown Fargo and having short chats and him and you, Donna. Best wishes.

  8. Shirley D. Johnson says:

    Fargo ND
    Donna, John, Sean, Mikey & Bumper (sorry Jeff – you’ll always be Bumper to me) – so very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. After working for Bill for 38 years, I feel like I knew him quite well. There was never a dull moment working for your dad. I don’t remember a day, when he didn’t make me laugh. He was so witty, and the ‘king’ of one liners. Whenever he made bread, he would always bring in a loaf for each of us. He always gave the best Christmas presents (Thanks Donna!)
    He was always so proud of his family!!! I remember when you boys were very young, and he would bring you into the office, and you would sit on our laps and hit the keys of the keypunch machine. He always looked forward to the hunting trips with the boys, and later in life – really enjoyed the grandkids!
    It was hard to watch him pack up his office and leave Fargo Public Schools for retirement. I know his spirit and memory will live on forever! My sympathy to all of you and your families.

  9. Del Vogle says:

    Fargo ND

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. As you all may know, I worked under Bill starting the summer of 1996. He was a boss, a friend, and a father figure to me. He was always there to back us up when times got tough.

    My thoughts and prayers will be with all of you wherever you go.


    PS The first day I met Bill was the day that I became known as Del. He started that nickname on the day we met and it has stuck ever since then.

  10. Adrian Neisius says:

    Canon City, CO God speed Bill!

  11. Donna Georgeson Grattelo says:

    Bozeman MontanaDonna, So sorry to hear about Bill. I have many fond memories of Him, and I’m sure he will be sadly missed by his family and friends. My prayers are with you and your family.

  12. Mary Steussy says:

    Gilbert AZ
    I am so sad to hear about this… I just found by accident. Bill was one of the nicest men I have ever known in my life. He was the first to call me when my son in law was killed in action. He was always so kind to my children.
    I was honestly going to call him last weekend to tell him that I had moved to Arizona to be closer to my girls.
    My thoughts are with Donna and the boys.. I have me the boys and Donna I am sure that you remember me. My love to you and your family. His retirement was too short. I hope you can find comfort in your family now.
    love to all
    Mary Steussy

  13. Tom Matchie says:

    Detroit Lakes Minnesota
    Donna and all Conways, intuitively Bill was always there for Jack and me as we matured in Fargo and beyond. I’ll never forget our deep long term friendship.

    “A good man is hard to find”. And Bill was truly one. With affection, Tom

  14. Sister Petronilla Metzger says:

    Fargo ND
    My prayers and thoughts are with you as you bid farewell to another of your loved ones. The Conway family has always had a special place in my heart ever since the days of St. mary’s. May the loving arms of our God enfold Bill and give him eternal rest. And may you his family find peace knowing that you have another advocate before God. I regret not being able to attend the service for Bill but will keep you all in prayer.

  15. Andy Dahlen says:

    Fargo ND
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I hope that you are able to find comfort in God, family and friends.

    Andy Dahlen

    ps I still recall the first week that I arrived in Fargo and Bill took me out to dinner at Rose Creek. He was a special guy and will be missed.

  16. Mort & Mary Jo Kent says:

    Bullhead City AZ
    Donna and family, we are so sad to hear of your loss. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time. May God give you strength.

  17. Neil Shurts says:

    Aurora CODonna: SO sorry for your loss. Your & Bill’s friendship over the years has meant a lot to me. Bill will be sorely missed. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  18. Jason Schock says:

    St. Paul MN
    Sean, sorry for your loss. Thinking and praying for your and your family. May William’s memory be eternal! – Jason

  19. Judy Jamieson says:

    Fargo ND
    Donna and family,

    I am so sad along with all of Bill’s classmates from the class of 62′ at Shanley High School.

    So many of use have good menories of Bill with his big smile and always willing to help out for all our class reunions.

    Our hearts go out to you Donna, and your sons and family.
    We will miss our dear classmate BILL , but will hold tight the memories growing up together at Shanley High!

    Judy Jamieson & all the kids from the class of 1962 !

  20. Father Ben Bachmeier says:

    San Diego CABill and the Conway families are some of my best memories of St. Mary’s Cathedral and Fargo. I feel honored to have been his friend.

  21. Paul & Bobbie Turner says:

    Cloquet MN
    Jeff, Bobbee & kids,
    We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad/grandpa. Please let us know if there is anything you need. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Paul, Bobbie & girls

  22. Cathy Short says:

    Fargo I am sorry for your loss. Sean and the whole Conway family are in my prayers.

    God Bless

  23. Dee (Homme) Harlow says:

    Sandy Lake MBTo All the Conways,
    Really sorry to read of Bill’s passing. I always enjoyed his sense of humor when he would stop in to see Mary at Jack-n-Jill. I can’t help but smile to think of the reunion between Bill. Jack, and Mary -I’ll bet it’s very entertaining to those watching. Your families are in my thoughts and prayers.

  24. Linda Hestdalen says:

    Terrebonne Oregon”Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

    So sorry for your loss. I worked for/with Bill at FPS, seems like a very long time ago. I expect that he will be dancing with Jesus for eternity.

  25. Lois J Jenkins says:

    Bemidji MN
    Blessings be upon the Conways yet again as they gather to remember and mourn the loss of their beloved. When we know of Bill’s funeral, know that I will let all of Laketrails land know. Peace surround you and keep you in love.

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