The funeral mass for William “Bill” Heth, 77, from Dickinson, will be celebrated on Friday, October 8th, 2021 at 10 am in the Catholic Church of the Queen of Peace in Dickinson with Msgr. Thomas Richter. The burial takes place in the St. Patrick Cemetery.
The tour takes place on Thursday, October 7th, 3pm to 6pm at the Stevenson Funeral Home in Dickinson.
William G. Heth (Bill) died on October 4, 2021 at his Dickinson, ND home, aged 77 from one life to the next.
Bill was born on December 23, 1943 to Rose (Fetch) and William C. Heth. At the time of his birth, his father was fighting in Europe during World War II. Bill would be 22 months old before he met his father.
Bill grew up on the family farm south of Beulah and attended public schools in Beulah. After high school, Bill attended Dickinson State College, where he earned a degree in language and German. He then moved to Grand Forks to study at the University of North Dakota School of Law. Bill had two children with Karen (Herman) Heth: Mary Kae (Steve) Kelsch and William Joseph “BJ” Heth.
Bill was admitted to the bar in 1968 and spent most of his career as a solitary practitioner in Dickinson. He was Dickinson Municipal Judge for many years in addition to his general practice. Bill was a classic trial attorney who was present in the courtroom. He also proudly served his community as the Sublime Ruler of the Elks, as a member of the Finance Council of the Catholic Bismarck Diocese, and in various capacities in his longstanding Church Queen of Peace. After retiring in 2005, Bill enjoyed traveling and riding his horse Chilly Wind. He made several wonderful trips, including to Ireland, the Baltic Sea and Norway. Bill also found time to enthusiastically attend the sporting events of his two grandchildren, Abby and Drew Kelsch.
Bill had a brother who was also his best friend, Miles Heth. He was proud to be known as “Uncle B” to Miles and Jane’s five children: Ryan, Amanda, Myra, Michaela and Mason, and enjoyed many events at their home. His brother and family, as well as his children Mary Kae (Steve), BJ and his grandchildren Abby and Drew will miss him dearly.
Bill is now reunited in heaven with father Bill Sr., beloved mother Rose, and baby daughter Jennifer.
Link to the funeral home: https://www.stevensonfuneralhome.com/memorials/william-bill-heth/4746529/index.php