He spent many wonderful summers camping and riding with his grandkids.
He taught his kids many life lessons through 4-H and high school rodeo and pushed them to excel in anything they tried. He loved hazing for his boys and anyone else at the rodeo he could assist to make sure they had a "good shot" at their steer.
When he was young, his family moved to the Moreau River area in Perkins County.
He attended school there until they bought a place near Sturgis, SD.
In 1975, Bill and Sally, along with Seth and Clay, moved to the old Hardy place on Alkali.
Soon after, they welcomed their little girl, Cally, to their family.
He was very proud to hold goats for his daughter or push a calf. Whenever something broke or needed repaired, he would think about it and figure it out.
Bill only missed one Buckaroo ride in the 47 years since that invitation, and that was this year.
No matter how busy Bill was, he never missed one of Seth or Clay's football games or Cally's dance recitals or volleyball or softball games.
He made sure to carry on the Grandpa/Grandkid trail ride tradition.
If there was a problem, Bill always tried to handle it.
He was a member of the Sturgis Rodeo Booster Club from 1984-1994, and was a State Director of the High School Rodeo Association from 1984-1995. His nieces and nephews couldn't get enough of Uncle Bill, no matter how gruff they thought he was.