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William Sevilla Sr., 1925-2016

William David Sevilla Sr., 90, of Lakeville, formerly Albert Lea, Phoenix and New York City, passed away in his sleep on Thursday, July 28, 2016. He was born Aug. 4, 1925.

William Sevilla

William Sevilla Sr.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna; sister, Esther Rossello; and brother, Peter Sevilla. He is survived by his loving children John, Gregory, Patrice, Mark, James (Perry) and William Jr.; 11 grandchildren, Hayden, Ruby, Lilly, Cole, Max, Halli, Ella, Breana, Maddi, Marrie and Jenea; great-grandchildren Able and Oliver; nieces and nephews; loving relatives; and friends.

He was a Dartmouth College graduate. He served his country in the Pacific Theater during World War II as an aviation storekeeper first class USN aboard the aircraft Nassau. He spent 20 years in sales management in the chemical textile industry. He was co-owner of Bel Aire Motel in Albert Lea with wife, Edna, from 1969 to 1988. He was past commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Leo Carrey Post in Albert Lea. Bill’s proudest accomplishment was providing for his family and raising his six successful children. His humor and support will be missed by his family and friends.

The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at All Saints Catholic Church, 19795 Holyoke Ave. in Lakeville. Bill’s ashes will be laid to rest at Fort Snelling Veterans

William Sevilla Sr.

William Sevilla Sr.

Administration Cemetery ,7601 34th Ave. S in Minneapolis, at 1 p.m. Aug. 19. The family asks those who knew him to keep Bill in their thoughts and prayers. He will be missed.