William (Bill) C. Wuerflein, 51

Published 8:12 am Tuesday, May 23, 2017

William (Bill) C. Wuerflein, 51

William (Bill) Wuerflein, age 51, of Hollandale, Minnesota, died suddenly at his home on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

Bill was born May 8, 1966, in Albert Lea, Minnesota, to Henry and Judith (Schyler) Wuerflein. Bill graduated from Albert Lea High School. Bill and Vicki, the love of each other’s lives, joined together in 1987. The two married August 25, 2007. They moved to the family farm in 2005. Bill had two children and two stepchildren with Vicki.

Bill was a longtime employee for SunOpta. His CB handle that he used over the span of his truck driving career was “Cowboy Bill.” Bill was a member of the Austin Posse for 26 years as security at surrounding fairs and street dances, parades, and the tractor show at Racine, Minnesota.

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Bill loved his hobbies of playing pool and softball. Bill loved camping and horseback riding at Forestville and Hay Creek. He loved his hobbies of farming, any type of work outside, and helping others. He enjoyed gardening with his wife. Mainly he loved doing things with his family.

Bill is survived by his wife, Vicki; one daughter, Kayla; one son, Cody; one stepdaughter, Amy (Brandon) Hoium of Austin; three grandchildren; Dylan, Coy and Myia; his parents, Henry and Judith Wuerflein of Ogilvie, Minnesota; his sisters, Marie (Marty) Graham of Ogilvie, and Becky (Curt) Stenzel of New Richland, Minnesota; and all of his nieces and nephews and their families, who Bill loved and enjoyed.

Bill will be deeply missed by his family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. He touched many people’s lives in so many ways.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at his farm.

Condolences can be sent to: Bill Wuerflein Family at 27190 800th Ave., Hollandale, MN 56045