Gary “Bill” Bair, 76, of Wahpeton, ND passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2020, at Sanford Broadway Medical Center. A walk-through visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 19, 2020, followed by a private family service at Bethel Lutheran Church in Wahpeton. Pastor Erika Buller will officiate the service. Burial will be held at Fairview Memorial Gardens, Wahpeton. Arrangements have been entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home.
Gary “Bill” William Bair was born December 19, 1943 to James and Lorraine (Cichos) Bair, in Jamestown, ND. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Jamestown High School in 1961. In 1964, he married Judy Mathys. On December 26, 1973, Bill married Gladys (Zenker) Rosemore, they moved to Wahpeton in 1974, where Bill worked for Wil-Rich Manufacturing for 30 plus years, retiring in 2006.
Bill loved the life he lived and had a great sense of humor. Time spent with his family meant the world to him, he had a special love for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who always brought a smile to his face whenever he saw them. He loved to golf, was an avid reader, with history being a favorite topic, playing cards, yard work and gardening. Bill looked forward to their winters in Arizona, spending time with their many friends and being able to golf all winter long.
Bill will be forever missed by his wife, Gladys; his children, Angie Glaser, Jamestown, ND, Bob (Renee) Rosemore, Wahpeton, and Candy (Terry) Walter, Frazee, MN; 7 grandchildren, Joshua Glaser, Brandi Glaser, both of Jamestown, Allie (Craig) Cory, Alec (Molly) Rosemore, Carly (Sean) McManus, all of Wahpeton, Brady (Kristen) Walter, St. Paul, MN and Whitney (Nick) Grabow, Detroit Lakes, MN; 14 great-grandchildren; his mother, Lorraine Bair, Jamestown; brother, Skeet (Vonnie) Bair, Jamestown; brother-in-law, Ralph (Dorothy) Zenker, Escanaba MI; sisters-in-law, Deloris (Elmer) Fregien, North Richland Hills, TX, and Margaret Zenker, Colfax, ND; and many loving nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his father, James Bair; his nephew, Jeff Bair; brother-in-law, Helmuth Zenker; and sister and brother-in-law, DeElda and Harry Triepke.