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William "Bill" Heldberg

July 15, 1936 ~ May 17, 2017 (age 80)


William E. Heldberg, age 80, of Bryan and formerly of Stryker passed away late Thursday May 17, 2017 at the Defiance Area Hospice Inpatient Care Center. Prior to his retirement he had worked as a Sales Manager for Isaac Tire in Bryan for 40 years. He had also been a life long area farmer, having farmed from the age of 10.

Mr. Heldberg was born on July 15, 1936 the son of the late Carl H. and the late Beatrice G. (Rettig) Heldberg. On May 11, 1957 he married the former Charlotte Myles and she survives. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Stryker. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and playing cards.

Surviving besides his wife, Charlotte are daughter, Jan Bottorff of Garner, NC, son, John (Audrey A.) Heldberg of Stryker, grandson David Lee and great-grandchildren, Johnathon Ray and Donavon Michael and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death besides his parents were sisters; Lois (Carl) Dietrich and Mary (Henry) Rosebrock.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am Saturday May 20, 2017 at the Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker. Interment will follow in the Stryker Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Friday from 4:00-8:00pm. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the First Lutheran Church in Stryker. Online condolences may be made to the family at  

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