William “Bill” Peter Settergren, age 76, of Hutchinson formerly of Darwin, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, at Prairie Senior Cottages in Hutchinson.
William, the son of Walter and Inez (Forsberg) Settergren, was born Dec. 29, 1943, in Hutchinson. William grew up in the Darwin area, and was a graduate of the Dassel High School class of 1961. He had been active in the FFA and lettered as a member of the Dassel High School football team.
William was baptized June 2, 1966, and confirmed June 5, 1966, at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson at the time of his death.
William was united in marriage to Sylvia Adeline Radunz in Watertown, SD, Feb. 5, 1965. This marriage was blessed with four sons. Together, they made their home in Hutchinson, where William was employed as a roofer by Marty’s Roofing. In 1980, they moved to his family farm near Darwin.
Bill loved to spend time hunting deer, pheasants, duck, and geese. He enjoyed playing cards, especially pinochle, and going to casinos. He could often be found spending time weeding and taking care of his garden. He had been an active member of 4-H when he was growing up.
Holidays and special events were important to him, when he could get together with his family.
Bill is survived by his sons, Kevin Settergren (special friend, Darcy) of Litchfield, Ken (Carman) Settergren of Litchfield, Richard (Jean) Settergren of Hutchinson, and James Settergren of Litchfield; 10 grandchildren, Sara Settergren, Rachel Settergren, Nikkita Settergren, Anthony Settergren, Skyler Settergren, Hailey Settergren, Sasha Settergren, Jeramy Settergren, Eric (Niki) Settergren, and Ashley (Britt) Iverson; six great-grandchildren, Gunnar Iverson, Averie Iverson, Noah Nussbaum, Natalie Settergren, Kadence Settergren, and Mikila Rech; siblings, Elna (Dennis) McCutchen of Hutchinson, and Kathy Koenig of Missoula, MT; aunts, Doris Christensen of Bloomington, and Stella Forsberg of California; sisters-in-law, Betty Settergren of Norwood Young America, and Suzanne (Roy) Mackedanz of Litchfield. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia, April 6, 2019; his parents, Walter and Inez Settergren; brother, Wayne Settergren; mother and father-in-law, Ferdinand and Esther Radunz; and a brother-in-law, Lee Koenig.
A funeral service took place Saturday, Dec. 19 at 11 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, with Rev. Layton Lemke officiating. The interment took place at Peace Lutheran Church, following the service.
A two-hour visitation took place Saturday morning at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson.
In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to be given to the Alzheimer’s Association or Alcoholics Anonymous.
The Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel was in charge of the funeral arrangements.