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William "Bill" Alexander Bierman, Jr.

August 20, 1950 ~ July 16, 2021 (age 70)

Obituary

William “Bill” Alexander Bierman Jr, 70, of Eagan, MN, died peacefully on Friday, July 16, 2021 after a long battle with dementia.

Bill was born on August 20, 1950 to Janice and William Bierman Sr in Saint Paul, MN. After graduating from Saint Paul Academy in 1968, he went on to study political science at the University of Minnesota and law at Hamline University.

After law school Bill worked as minority counsel for the State legislature eventually going into private practice with a colleague. He worked for most of his career at the Minnesota State Department of Labor and Industry, Office of General Counsel, retiring in 2016.

Bill had a unique ability to connect with people and could have a conversation with anyone, anywhere. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He loved the outdoors and spending time at the lake. He always shared fond memories of canoeing at Camp Widjiwagan, and he loved to ski. There was no road trip too long. At home he enjoyed reading and listening to jazz.

Bill is survived by his former spouse Kathryn Bierman; their children William Bierman III (Leilani), Margaret Yurek (Daniel) and Thomas Bierman (Liz Windett); their grandchildren Alexander, Nathaniel, and Penelope; long-time partner Ginny Prasek and her family; brother Richard Bierman (Pamela); sister Ann Syverson; aunt Ingrid Bierman; and a large and loving extended family of cousins, nieces, nephews, neighbors, friends, co-workers, acquaintances.

Funeral service planned for Monday, July 26th at 11:00 AM at St Mary’s Episcopal Church, 1895 Laurel Ave, St Paul, MN 55104 with reception to follow at the Delta Hotel Minneapolis, 1330 Industrial Blvd NE, Minneapolis, MN  55413. Private burial at Sunset Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN.

Memorials preferred to St Mary’s Episcopal Church or YMCA Camp Widjiwagan.


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