William “Bill” George Darkenwald, 64, who worked 35 years in the electrical trade, died early Monday morning, May 6, 2013, of cancer.
He was born Nov. 28, 1948, in Billings, a son of Severyn and Ursula Darkenwald. He graduated from Billings Senior High School and married Dorene Ann (Evans) Darkenwald in 1968. They had two children, Greg and Jenny, before she died in a car accident in 1986.
He married Lucy Fernandez in 1990 in Billings, and they lived south of Billings on the family ranch, where they had horses and raised cattle. He went through an electrical apprenticeship and spent 35 years in the electrical trade, mentoring apprentices over the years.
Survivors include his wife; children, Greg Darkenwald and Jenny Gordon; two grandchildren; and siblings, Dan Darkenwald and Sue Ann Mullen.
At his request, no services were held. His ashes were to be spread on the family ranch. Arrangements were by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.