William J. Stein, 71

William (Bill) John Stein, age 71, of Watertown, passed on to the Lord Saturday, March 26, 2016.

Bill worked construction as a laborer for many years, and spent his time playing ball, both in high school and on the Watertown Town team. He also umpired many years and enjoyed it tremendously.

He was a Vietnam War veteran.

Bill was a 45-year member of the American Legion, and held many offices on the Post, district and department level. He served as 10th District Commander, Department Vice Commander, and 8th and 10th Detachment Vice Commander for the Sons of The American Legion.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Katharine and Clarence Stein.

He is survived by his wife, Judy; daughter Vanessa; step-children, Laurie (James), Brian, (Susan), Scott (Chris), and Jordan and her friend Brian O’Neill; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; many other relatives; and many friends.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial took place Friday, April 1 at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Watertown, with inurnment at a later date at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.

There was a gathering of family and friends Thursday, March 31 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church.

Arrangements were with Iten’s Watertown Funeral Home.

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