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William L. Bukowski, 74

William (“Bill”) Lambert Bukowski, age 74, of the Rockford/Loretto area, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

He was born July 16, 1943, in Wayzata, to Lambert and Helen (Van Lith) Bukowski.

Bill was raised on the family farm by Lake Sarah. He enjoyed spending time in the outdoors, hunting and fishing; and liked to watch wrestling and old western TV shows, and play cribbage. He loved his family and his dogs.

Bill was employed in logistics in the transit industry.

He was united in marriage in February of 1970 to JoAnne Grife.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Lambert and Helen Bukowski; sisters Linda Franzen, and Kathleen Woollard; brother Thomas Bukowski; nephews Todd Ristau, and Bret Woollard; and brothers-in-law William Woollard, Joseph Faue, and John Franzen.

He is survived by his children: son Brandon Bukowski, daughter Billie Jo (John) Helcl; grandson Jack Helcl; siblings Susan (Dave) Ristau-Pawlitschek, Nancy (George) Choban, Carol Faue, Julie (Sam) Zimmermann, Jody Nelson, and Connie (Larry) Leuer; mother of his children, JoAnne Bukowski; as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Tuesday, May 1 at 11 a.m. at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Loretto, with visitation in the church for one hour prior to the services. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

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