William Dubois

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

William Alva "Bill" Dubois, 80, passed away Oct. 5, 2012 at Freeman West Hospital in Missouri after a short illness, with his family by his side.

Bill and his family were former residents of the Storm Lake, Alta and Rembrandt areas before moving to Missouri.

A memorial service was held at the Chapel of Memories in Neosha, Mo.

Bill was born Aug. 11, 1932 in Sioux Rapids to Sherwin and Opal Dubois. He graduated from Cornell High School and previously attended Buena Vista College.

Bill was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the United Methodist Church.

Bill married Bjorg Marit (Selfors) in 1956 in Jackson, Minn. After 37 years of service with the USDA Government, Bill retired in 2010. Previous to his service with the USDA, Bill was also with the postal service.

In 2008, Bill and Bjorg adopted their great-granddaughter, the challenge and devotion to their new daughter was without a doubt, a wonderful undertaking that changed their lives for the best. Kayla certainly became the "apple of Bill's eye!"

Bill's interest and love was his family, he loved all sports, had a keen eye for politics and was a devoted husband, father, grandparents and great-grandparent.

Bill achieved so many goals he set forth on himself. He seriously undertook the challenge of building his Arabian horse bloodlines in the show ring to promote and produce an amazing success of endless trophies, ribbons and Legion of Merit award with his stallion Auric, with the U.S. and Canada.

Later his focus extended to the promotion of his Gelveih cows and striving on new bloodlines in the U.S, and Canada.

Bill is survived by his wife Bjorg; children - Katherine Dubois, Neosho, Mo; Marc Dubois, Albuquerque, NM; and Kayla at home; grandchildren - Brett (Jessica) Dubois and their children Graham and Deaton, Gentry, Ark.; brothers - Kenneth (Joann) Dubois, Sioux Rapids; John (Bev) Dubois, Lorimor; and Gordon Dubois, New Orleans, La.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents and his son Scott who died in 1988.