Obit: Simplot, Willard T. (1921 – 2010)

Contact: Dolores


Surnames: Simplot, Taylor, Vance, Huber, Therkildsen


----Source: Banner Journal (Black River Falls, Jackson Co., WI.) January 27, 2010


Simplot, Willard T. (3 June 1921 – 18 January 2010) With Flag


Willard T. “Bill” Simplot, 88, of Black River Falls died Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Tomah.


Bill was born June 3, 1921, in Black River Falls to John and Ida (Taylor) Simplot.  He was raised in the Black River Falls area and graduated from the Black River Falls High School.


He was a World War II army veteran and served in both Theaters.


Bill married Isabel C. “Sally” Vance in 1954 in Lake Geneva. Sally Simplot died Jan. 1, 2003.


In addition to having lived at Black River Falls, he also lived in Lake Geneva and Kenosha.


Bill and Sally owned and operated the Falls Taxi Cab Service for several years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.


Survivors include his caregivers, Betty Simplot of Black River Falls and Jerry Huber of Cataract; friends, Joyce and Chuck Therkildsen; and several nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.


In addition to his wife, Sally, Bill was preceded in death by his brothers, Roy, Forrest, Art, Warren and John, and a sister, Arvilda.


In accordance with Bill’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral services.  Burial of his cremated remains will be in the Sullivan Cemetery, rural Black River Falls, in the spring of 2010.


The Buswell Funeral Home, Black River Falls, is assisting the family with arrangements.



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