William “Bill” Piram, age 66, of Annandale died Sunday, February 2, 2020 at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 8, 2020 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Annandale with Fr. Andrew Stueve as Celebrant. Burial will follow at North Corinna Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday.
William John Piram was born February 6, 1953 in Buffalo, Minnesota to John and Marjorie (Lemieux) Piram. Bill grew up on the family farm outside of Buffalo. He graduated from Buffalo High School with the Class of 1971. Bill furthered his education at St. Cloud State University where he double majored in Physical Education and History. During his time at SCSU, Bill also played football for the Huskies. On July 20, 1974, Bill was united in marriage to Cynthia K. Helwig at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo. Since 1978, Bill and Cindy made their home in Clearwater Township, where they raised their 4 children. Bill was employed by the St. Cloud Menard’s for the past 45 years. Bill was a handyman and liked to use his carpentry skills to build anything from his home to playgrounds and decks. He liked to cheer on his children at their sporting events, to follow Minnesota sports teams, read books and watch sci-fi movies. Filled with knowledge, Bill was often his own Trival Pursuit team. Of everything that brought Bill joy, being a grandpa to his six grandchildren was at the top of the list.
Bill is survived by his wife of 45 years, Cindy of Annandale; children, Jacob (Shannon) of Annandale, Rachelle of Annandale, Stefanie (Tim) Haugen of Ortonville, and Matthew of Crestview, FL; 6 adoring grandchildren, Joshua, Danica, Aubrey, Ethan, Ella, and Victoria; sisters, Pam Stuhr and Carla Huro both of Maple Lake; and many nieces, nephews, other family members, friends, and colleagues. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Piram and Marjorie Ottenstroer; baby sister, Cathy; and brothers-in-law, Curt Stuhr and Mike Huro.
Bill's children will serve as urn bearers. Arrangements are entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale.
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