William MacPhail, 77

William Stuart MacPhail, age 77, of Waverly, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019.

A celebration of life will take place Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 4 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at the Peterson Chapel, 119 Central Ave, Buffalo.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family; www.thepetersonchapel.com.

William was born Feb. 15, 1942, in Minneapolis, the son of William Gilmore and Marna (Maland) MacPhail.

He graduated from Edina High School, and furthered his education at the University of Minnesota, receiving a doctorate of law degree.

Bill was elected to, and held the position of Wright County attorney for 17-plus years, until 1990; and as a Stearns County senior attorney for 24.5 years, until his retirement in 2015.

Bill was a past member of the Buffalo Rotary Club, and played bass guitar for multiple bands. He enjoyed raising cattle, being on the farm, vegetable gardening, cars, animals, and sharing his knowledge with others. He was most comfortable in his jeans, spending time on his tractor.

Bill was well-respected, both professionally and in his personal life. He was a helpful, fair person with great integrity.

He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William and Marna MacPhail.

He is survived by his significant other, Lynette Suster of Waverly, and her children: Dawn (Dan) Jamieson and her children, Austin, Brandon, and Jace of Andover; and William J. (Dana) Suster, and his children: Rosemary, and Hunter of Newell, SD; siblings, Bruce MacPhail of Ramona, CA, Kent MacPhail of Minnetonka, Marnie Calton of Colorado Springs, CO, and Laurie (Bruce) Wohlrabe of Maple Lake; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

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