Horst ‘Bill’ Wilhelm Stamm, 77

Horst “Bill” Wilhelm Stamm, a resident of Pierz, passed away Sunday Dec. 9, 2012, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby. He was surrounded by his family.

A private service will be held by family.

Horst was born July 2, 1935, in Germany, where he met and married his wife Freya July 14, 1958. They moved to the United States in 1959 and settled in Pierz. He worked as a carpet layer all his life, retiring in 1984. He loved fishing, hunting and traveling with his wife, spending time with his children, grandchildren and great -grandchildren.

Horst is survived by his wife Freya of Pierz; children Andrea (Jess) Headbird of Cass Lake, Robert (Ann) Stamm of St. Cloud, Christy (Tom) Sitzman of Pierz, Bill (Thao) Stamm of Pierz, Ted Stamm of Pierz, Karl (Lori) Stamm of St. Cloud. He is also survived by one sister, 15 grandchildren and four great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.