William Joseph Locher IV

RICHARDTON, N.D. – William J. Locher IV, 42, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, Oct. 24 in Richardton.

He was born on Jan. 2, 1971, in Aurora-Hoyt Lakes, Minn.

He graduated from West Iron County High School in 1989 and attended Northern Michigan University and Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, where he also taught skilled carpentry at Kalamazoo Central. He was a marvelous carpenter.

He is survived by his mother, Carolyn Guiliani; his stepfather, Urban Guiliani; his father, William J. Locher III; one sister, Diana (Joel) VanLanen; one stepbrother, Tom (Susan) Guiliani; two stepsisters, Janie (Jim King) Guiliani, and Teresa (Tim Barry) Guiliani; three nephews, Joel Jr., Boaz, and Abram VanLanen; two stepnephews, Hunter Brisson and Jonathan Panis; one step-niece, Emily Panis; and one aunt, Geri Salat.

He was a kind, fun loving person and will be sadly missed by all.

Skradski Funeral Home in Escanaba are handling funeral arranements.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered by his cousin, Fr. Gilbert H. Neurohr on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 11 a.m. (Eastern time) at St. Thomas the Apostle church in Escanaba.

Burial will be in the family plot at Gardens of Rest in Wells.