William Wilkinson Sr., 84, died July 23, 2011. His funeral service was July 26, 2011, in White Shield, N.D.
William was born in Elbowoods, N.D., on Aug. 7, 1926. He graduated from Elbowoods High School where he led his high school team to the state basketball championship in 1945. He also attended Minot State on a basketball scholarship.
William married Miriam (Smith) Wilkinson on Sept. 27, 1952. They had four daughters, Roberta Bell of Harlem, Debbie Wilkinson, Vanessa Spraker and Claudene (Ben) Calvert, all of Havre, and two sons, William Jr. of Havre, and Dean of Chinook. He had 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
William worked for the BIA Roads Department for 34 years until he retired in 1990. William enjoyed watching sports and being with his family.