William Louis “Bill” Stevick, 82, of Minot, N.D., died on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at a Minot hospital.
A Celebration of the Life will be held Friday, February 8 at 2 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran church in Minot, with full military honors accorded by the Minot Air Force Base Honor Guard. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot. Visitation will be held Thursday, February 7 from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
William was born on November 1, 1930 on the Stevick family farm near Des Lacs, N.D. to William “Pete” and Harriette (McAlmond) Stevick. He was reared and educated in Minot and graduated from Minot Model High School in 1948. As a young adult he enlisted in U.S. Air Force and served his country throughout the world for twenty-six years. He spent two tours of duty in Vietnam as a First Sergeant in Special Operations. He received his honorable discharge as a Master Sergeant with the 64th Support Squadron as a Physiological Training Technician in the altitude chamber.
Bill married Virginia Young on February 4, 1951 in Quartzite, Ariz.. They made their home at various Air Force bases around the world. Following his honorable discharge they moved to Minot in 1974 where Bill graduated from Minot State University with a degree in business and he was employed at the Speedway Bar. Following his graduation he was employed as the manager of the College Mini Mart and owned and operated the Airport Restaurant and Casa Del Norte Restaurant. He retired in 2008.
Bill was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Disabled American Veterans. He especially enjoyed reading and travel, was an avid coin collector, but his number one passion was his family.
Bill’s loving family includes his wife of 62 years, Virginia; children, Linda Stevick and Sharon Stevick both of Minot; Steven (Joni) Stevick of Lewisville TX; grandchildren, Elisabeth (Eric) Westman, Jennifer (Henry) Holland, Dustin Stevick (Chloe Khazali); great grandchildren, Jacob Otto, Alex and Aaron Westman; sister, Peggy (Jim) Nelson of Fort Dodge IA; brother-in-law, Eugene Sjaastad of Minot; sister-in-law, Charlotte (Bill) Skinner of Riverside Calif.; brother-in-law, Norman (Billie) Young of Grand Terrace Calif.; uncle, Floyd (MaryAnne) Stevick of Hampshire Tenn.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; son, William Keith Stevick; and sister, Patricia Sjaastad.
Those wishing to sign the online memorial register or share memories and condolences are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot, is in charge of arrangements.