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Edition Date: December 18, 2006
William Vincent Ereth

William Vincent Ereth (Bill), born on Sept. 8, 1920 in Odense, North Dakota, passed away on Nov. 27, 2006 in Kirkland after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Bill was preceded in death by his son Dallas, brother Leo, and sister Orvilla Thompson. He is survived by his beloved wife Maria (Mauer) Ereth, brother Richard of North Dakota, son Wesley of Lynnwood, daughters Pamela (Reg) Clarke of Monroe and Naomi (Nick) Wickstrom of Duvall, 7 granchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Bill served in the Army Air Corps during WWII in the China, Burma, India Theater, protecting U.S. airstrips.

For over 51 years of his life Bill worked as a carpenter. He built three of his own homes, along with many other residences. He also worked on commercial buildings such as the Kingdome in Seattle. Bill completed his carpenter career at Carnation Farms.

Bill was an excellent horseman and he and Maria rode together for many years. For over 25 years they were members of the Cherry Valley Riders and the John Wayne Pioneer Wagons and Riders.

Bill has left a legacy of hard work and integrity. He was a wonderful, loving husband and father. He was a great man who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A memorial service was held in Carnation on Dec. 2, 2006, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.

Memorials can be sent to Duvall Firefighters.