NORTHROP, WILLIAM "BILL" A. - Minnehaha County, South Dakota | WILLIAM "BILL" A. NORTHROP - South Dakota Gravestone Photos

William "Bill" A. NORTHROP

South Dakota Veterans Cemetery - Sioux Falls Cemetery
Minnehaha County,
South Dakota

On Tuesday, March 30, 2021 William “Bill” Northrop, a loving husband, father grandfather, and great grandfather passed way at The Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will take place at Heritage Funeral Home on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. Family will be present for a time of visitation from 4:00- 6:00 p.m.

Bill was born on March 29, 1948 in Delwein, Iowa. Bill was adopted on May 3, 1951 by his dad, William Northrop.

Bill graduated High School in Independence, Iowa in 1967. He then joined the Army and served in Vietnam from 1968-1970 within the 458th Transportation Company (the 458th Sea Tigers.) The 458th was the only Army unit to have a Navy River Patrol Boat.

In 1972 Bill married jane Vaske of Strawberry Point, Iowa and they had two daughters Stacy and Tracy. Bill and Jane later divorced and made his way to South Dakota.

In 1995 Bill met Jackie at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. She knew right away that he was kind, trustworthy, honest, caring, gentle and a loving person. He had 25 years of sobriety and was very humble about his sobriety. Bill and Jackie married in 2006 making their home in Sioux Falls with Jackie’s two boys; Eric and Greg. Bill enjoyed teaching the boys about mechanics and mentoring the boys over the years.

Throughout his life he worked for many years as an over the road truck driver, a mechanic, Wyco Construction. His last job was working for Minnehaha County Highway Transportation department where he retired.

Bill was incredibly proud to have served his country. He loved his Army brother and would not fogo a chance to spend time and share stories with them. You could often find Bill tinkering in his garage from shining chrome on his Harley to rebuilding one. Bill would often say the only time he felt no pain was when he was riding his Harley!

To watch Bill's service live on Zoom; please click on the link listed below.

Heritage Funeral Home is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Bill Northrop funeral
Time: Thursday, Apr 8, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 983 4629 2247
Passcode: 065334

A burial with full military honors will be held on June 7, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Sioux Falls State Veteran’s Cemetery.

Section 3 Grave #5 Interment 7 Jun 2021

Contributed on 8/6/21

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Record #: 272503

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Submitted: 8/6/21 • Approved: 8/9/21 • Last Updated: 8/12/21 • R272503-G0-S3

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