William 'Bill' Sartor June 26, 1942 - December 14, 2014
William Bernard Sartor, age 72, of Faribault, MN, passed away suddenly on Sunday, December 14, 2014.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 139 Mercy Drive in Faribault. Interment will be held at the St. Lawrence Cemetery, Faribault.
Visitation will be held at the Divine Mercy Catholic Church on Friday from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. and will continue on Saturday for one hour prior to services.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers that memorials be directed to Rice County Habitat For Humanity, St. Vincent de Paul or Divine Mercy Catholic Church in memory of Bill.
Arrangements are being completed by the Parker Kohl Funeral Home & Crematory of Faribault.
Bill was born June 26, 1942, the first-born child to Wilfred and Mary (Reuvers) Sartor, in Faribault, MN where he grew up. He married Virginia Elstad in 1964 and they had recently celebrated 50 years together.
Bill was employed with Foldcraft Company in Kenyon, MN for 36 years. Bill was actively involved in many organizations such as Rice County Habitat for Humanity.
Bill''s life was extended by 17 years because of the gift of a heart valve donor. In keeping with Bill''s strong sense of re-purposing and giving, his corneas will give sight to another.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Virginia "Gini" Sartor of Faribault; three children, Christine Sartor of Northfield, Jeff Sartor (Karen Hamilton) of Faribault, and Gregg Sartor (Angela) of Faribault; five grandchildren, Stephanie Mallery (Tyler), Rachel Sartor, Emily Sartor (daughters of Jeff), Isaac Sartor (son of Gregg and Angela), Solveig Sartor
(daughter of Christine); and two great grandchildren, Olivia and Jax Mallery; his siblings, Jim Sartor (Nancy), sister-in-law, Pam Sartor, Susan Sartor (Roy Berger), Patricia Mullenmeister (John), Cynthia Holmstrom (Jack), and David Sartor (Jean) and by many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Bob Sartor, his in-laws, Vera and Fulton Elstad, sister-in-law, Marilyn Neale and brothers-in-law, Carmen and Robert.