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William "Bill" Whipple, 52

William "Bill" Whipple, age 52, of Hampton, died on Sunday, March 23.

Bill was born April 2, 1961, in Hastings, Minn., to Willard and Nell (Siebenaler) Whipple. Bill graduated from Hastings High School in 1979, and worked as a driver in the trucking industry. He married Julie Ayres, on April 25, 2002, in Las Vegas, Nev. He loved boating, fishing, playing darts, hunting, and his family.

Bill is survived by his wife Julie; children April Mancl, and Gina Whipple, both of River Falls, Benjamin Whipple of Inver Grove Heights, William "Woody" Whipple, Jr. of River Falls, Ethan Ayres-Betzold, and Nick Whipple, both of Hampton; grandchildren Ava, and Bella Mancl, Chance, Daniel, Jr., Aryah, and Cage Whipple; parents Willard and Nell Whipple of Hastings; siblings Gail, Keith (Penny), Bob (Peggy), Joyce, Jeff (Kerrie), Mike, and Wendy (Bill); and many relatives and friends.

The Memorial Mass, officiated by Fr. Cole Kracke, will be held 11 a.m. Monday, March 31, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 W. 15th St., Hastings. Visitation will be held 4-7 p.m. Sunday, at Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, 201 East Seventh St., Hastings, and also one hour prior to the service at church. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery, Hastings.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Arrangements are with the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings. 651-437-9419.

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