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William Saari

William Walter "Bill" Saari Sr.

Friday, February 1st, 2019
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William Walter Saari Sr., “Bill”, 77, a resident of Zachary, LA, died on Friday, February 1, 2019. He was retired, after working for Gulf States Utilities for over 18 years. He was a native of Republic, MI. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Colleen “Lolly” Saari; one daughter, Angela Willis of Zachary; two sons, William W. Saari, Jr. and his wife Deborah of Pollok, TX; Shawn D. Saari of Zachary, LA; grandchildren: Kennedi Saari, Grant Willis, and Reid Saari; and Jessica Vestal, Christy Johnson, and Max Vestal; and great-grandchildren Ariel Johnson, Mia Johnson, Serenity Vestal, and Lincoln Vestal. He is also survived by his niece Lori Gauthier and her husband Scott. And special friends Allison, Mason, and Carter. He was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Elsie Saari and sister Kareena Mattson. He is remembered as an avid horseman. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the charity of your choice.
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Lester Hendrickson

Posted at 12:17pm
To Lolly and Family. I remember the visits we had when you guys were living in San Manuel, AZ.. It seems so long ago. Billy and I were classmates and good friends when we were kids. His dad Wally and my dad Otto were buddies, so when we were kids Billy and I spent more than one night sleeping a my dad's camp. I remember a couple of trips Billy and I made when you lived in San Manuel. At that time R3mpa Heilala, from Republic, sent his winters in Arizona, and he had a girlfriend from Mass who had inherited some mining claims near Benson, and asked me if I would take a trip to see if I could find them. Billy came with me. It didn't take long to find the claims an take some samples, so we decided to take a side trip to not far away Tombstone to see if we could find Ralph Bell, who we both worked for when he ran a Bowling Alley in Republic. We found him in the Lucky Cuss Saloon, spent the afternoon drinking beer and reminiscing about what then seemed like old times. Several years later when I was at a convention in New Orleans, I made a trip to your place in Thackeray to visit. Billy and his friends treated me to a good old fashioned crawdad boil. It was a great time. I wish we could have seen each other more often as we grew older. He was a great friend who I had many good time with.

Lester Hendrickson

Posted at 04:49pm
So sorry to hear about your dad Shawn Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family .
HS

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Posted at 08:38am
Dear Lolly, Angela, Bill, Shawn and Families,
We hope that happy memories comfort you during this time of sorrow.
Ray and Brenda Mattson

Posted at 06:44pm
Lolly,Angela,Bill & Shawn our Prayers are with you at this time. Nell Rose & Wallace Simon
KD

Kathleen A DeGenaro

Posted at 04:35pm
From the RHS Class of '59, our hearts go out to Bill's family. May the love of family and friends comfort you at this sad time.
God Bless. Babs and fellow classmates
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