He was born in Caldwell, Idaho, on April 23, 1940. He attended school in Powell through the 12th grade.
On May 16, 1966, he married his love Bonnie King and between them they raised four children. The family moved around a lot due to Bill’s road work jobs but finally settled in Frannie for good in 1970.
Bill enjoyed hunting and fishing. He enjoyed driving the county roads with Bonnie and their favorite pet Tong. He loved watching Denver Bronco football also.
He is survived by his son Billy (Teresa) Fossen; daughters, Lori (Bill) Van Lake, Tammy (Lionel) Mcknire, Shelly (Jim) Koepp; brother Larry (Pat) Fossen; sisters, Cathy (Mick) Dart, Dana Mackler; 13 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie; parents, Herbert and Dorothy; and great-granddaughter, Aliyah Romero.
Funeral services are Wednesday, May 17, at 1 p.m. at Haskell Funeral Home in Lovell with Pastor Kurt McNabb officiating.
Cremation has taken place. Dedication will be at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to the Deaver Frannie Fire Department.
Haskell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.