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William J. "Bill" Elfering – Obituary

Name: William J. "Bill" Elfering

Age: 82

Born: 12-08-1938

Died: 11-10-2021

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William “Bill” John Elfering, 82, of St. Joe, passed away on November 10, 2021, after a long illness.
Bill was born and raised in Freeport, Minnesota, the second son of Vivian and Clarence Elfering. After serving in the U.S. Army, he moved to St. Cloud and later to St. Joe. He worked for many years as a driver for Yellow Freight.

Following his retirement, Bill volunteered his time at Saint Benedict’s and Saint John’s monasteries and at Saint Joseph Parish. He was active with the Veterans and participated in an Honor Flight to Washington, DC.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Dick, sisters-in-law Rosie and Sun and his brothers-in-law Tom Peine and Mike Cochran.

He is survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Bob, Gene and Audrey, Ruth, Jim, Kevin and Marla and sisters, Joan Peine and Arlene Cochran.

Bill enjoyed spending time with his siblings, nieces, nephews and friends and he will be truly missed. Bill’s family wishes to thank the caregivers at Serenity on 7th, St. Croix Hospice and Edenbrook Nursing Home for their kindness and support.

A memorial service will take place in the spring of 2022.


Guestbook for William J. "Bill" Elfering

Chuck Muske
, Neighbor
November 22, 2021, 3:09 pm
You are missed. I will remember our time together,with every ice cream treat.
Karol Cruser Weyer
, Long time friend
November 21, 2021, 4:58 pm
Bill lived with us at my, Dad & Moms House. We had many a good time with him. I was sad to hear he has passed. May he rest in peace.
S. Jean Schwartz
, St. Benedict's Monastery volunteer Coordinator
November 21, 2021, 3:53 pm
Hello family of Bill, Bill was an extra-special volunteer and friend here at St. Benedict's Monastery. We appreciated his many years driving the EZ-GO to transport sisters and also help with the mailings. He made sure we got the Sunday bulletin from the parish and had enough calendars to start the new year. Rest in peace Bill.

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