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William Cherry

William A. Cherry, 88, of Colby, died peacefully, Oct. 15, 2019, at the Colby Retirement Community.

Bill was born Dec. 16, 1930, in Seattle, Wash., to Albert and Luella (Jolly) Cherry. William was married to Lucille (Peatrowsky) on March 23, 1964. After graduating high school in Ohio, he joined the U.S. Navy serving his county and then attended Ohio State University graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in agriculture. His life’s journey took him to Wisconsin where he bought a dairy farm in Curtiss and started his lifelong passion of working his own farm. Later he lived on a farm in Edgar.

Bill will be remembered by many for his quick wit, colorful stories and sound sense of fairness. He was a good person, father, and friend to many.

Bill will be missed by the following survivors: Albert (Lisa) Cherry, Rita (Joe) Oliver, Ruth Grape, Sherry Krueger, Paula (Larry) Anderson, Connie Grubofski and Gordy (Chris) Elsasser; 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille (2013); his parents; two grandchildren; and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Bill’s final resting place will be St Michael’s Cemetery, West Point, Neb., next to his wife at a later date.

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