William “Bill” John Krotzer passed away on December 13, 2023, near Beaver Creek, Minnesota, at the age of 76.
He was born on December 30, 1946, in Minnetrista, Minnesota. The Maple Plain area was his home until he moved to Lake Benton in 1974. In 1982, Bill and his family moved to Kanaranzi and eventually to Luverne.
Bill was a jovial man bringing joy and laughter to those around him. Known for his self-sacrificing spirit, Bill was always willing to lend a helping hand without expecting anything in return. Bill possessed many admirable qualities. It was easy to get to know him and even easier to grow to love him.
A true “Jack of all trades,” Bill utilized his construction skills in inventive and creative ways. He enjoyed taking on challenging projects and was not deterred by their complexity. Bill had also been a janitor in Minneapolis and later in the southwest Minnesota/northwest Iowa area. As a young man, he worked with his father for the city of Maple Plain.
Bill was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on August 13, 1965. It brought him heartfelt joy to help his fellow believers, from offering a listening ear to cleaning at large conventions, to constructing Kingdom Halls. Many friends remember fondly the kind assistance and encouragement Bill provided.
Outside of his work, Bill had a passion for solving crossword puzzles. He spent countless hours in a comfortable chair with a cup of coffee, his trusty pencil, and puzzle book. Bill was an avid reader and loved a good challenging mystery. Bill played guitar, specializing in the finger-picking style of Chet Atkins.
Bill is survived by his loving wife, Cheryl (Chosa) Krotzer, his son Scott Krotzer, his daughter Nikki (Krotzer) Musch, and five grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
A memorial service to celebrate Bill’s life will be held on Saturday, January 27, at 2 p.m. at the Generations Event Center located at 105 S. Estey St., Luverne, MN 56156.
For those who are unable to attend in person, the service will also be available via Zoom: Meeting ID: 818 8831 1679, Passcode: 670979.