William Paul Soderlind died of natural causes on Dec. 19, 2017, in Billings, Mont., at the age of 60.
William is survived by his sister, Robin Butcher and her husband, Gary; his nieces and nephews Jennifer and Jared Hertzler, and Erica and David Soderlind; and his beloved cat, Annabelle. He is preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Jean Soderlind, of Fishtail, Mont., and his brother, Mark Soderlind of Gillette, Wyo.
Bill was born on May 23, 1957. He graduated from Absarokee High School and lived in the area until moving to Washington state. Bill spent many years living and working in the Pacific Northwest where he enjoyed skiing and playing the guitar. Sailing and music were his true passions. He enjoyed life the most when aboard his sailboat. He visited locations from Canada to Central America and all points between during his sailing adventures.
A memorial service and ash ceremony will be held at a later date to commemorate Bill’s life.