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William “Bill” Bryce Stibbe, 62, a true caretaker of the land and a life-long resident of Hunter, ND died unexpectedly on December 1, 2018 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo.
Bill is survived by his wife of 40 years, Susan and his daughter Emily.
Bill was born in Fargo March 21, 1956 to Marvin and Audrey Stibbe. He graduated from Dakota High School in 1974 (best class ever) and North Dakota State University with a degree in Agricultural Economics. While at NDSU, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and continued his relationships with this fraternity brothers throughout his life. On November 25, 1978 he married Susan Timian and they welcomed Emily into their lives in October, 1989.
Bill was a farmer through and through. He loved working the land, growing and harvesting his crops. He loved skiing and snowboarding and spending time at Pelican Lake. He was a devoted husband and father. He was an active member of First Lutheran Church in Hunter where he was baptized and confirmed. He served several years on the Church Council, many of them as President. He was also on the Hunter Township Board and an active member of the Hunter Marketing Club for over 25 years.
He is survived by his wife, Susan, daughter, Emily and son-in-law, Jake Dahl, brothers: Fred (Peggy) Stibbe, John (Liesa) Stibbe, Jay (Stacey) Stibbe, sisters; Jody (Rick) Burgum, Nola Jorgensen, and brother-in-law Tim (LaDonna) Timian, and his many nieces and nephews to whom he will always be their beloved “Uncle Bill”. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Audrey Stibbe, and his grandparents Emma, Fritz, and Paul Stibbe, and Ardell and Donald Larsen.
His funeral will be held Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 10:00 AM at First Lutheran Church in Hunter. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 also at First Lutheran Church in Hunter. Burial will be at the Hunter Cemetery.
Bill will be deeply missed by his family, his friends, and his community.
Memorials may be directed to First Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice.
West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center