Obituary for William Vierra

William Vierra, age 91 of Eagan, passed away Friday morning, February 8, 2019, at Brookdale Eagan Senior Living. William Orrie Vierra was born March 29, 1927, in San Francisco, California, to Joseph and Mary (Azevedo) Vierra. He was raised in Livermore, California, and graduated from Livermore High School in1947. Bill served with the US Coast Guard from 1944-1946 and attended UC Berkeley before returning to Livermore. In 1962, he attended mortuary science school in San Francisco and worked as a mortician in central California for many years. Bill’s next venture was the clothing business. In 1984, Bill married Paula Osborne […]

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William Vierra, age 91 of Eagan, passed away Friday morning, February 8, 2019, at Brookdale Eagan Senior Living.

William Orrie Vierra was born March 29, 1927, in San Francisco, California, to Joseph and Mary (Azevedo) Vierra. He was raised in Livermore, California, and graduated from Livermore High School in1947. Bill served with the US Coast Guard from 1944-1946 and attended UC Berkeley before returning to Livermore. In 1962, he attended mortuary science school in San Francisco and worked as a mortician in central California for many years. Bill’s next venture was the clothing business. In 1984, Bill married Paula Osborne in Lake Tahoe and they made their home in Stockton, California. Bill retired in 1989 and they moved to Eagan in 1992.

Survivors include wife of 34 years, Paula; his children: Helen (David) LaQuay of Texas, William (Cheryl) Vierra of California, Amelia Gass of Alaska; his step-children, Kathleen Praus of Wisconsin, William Osborne of Eagan, Tracy Embrey of Texas, Craig Osborne of Eagan; 15 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; other family and many friends. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Rhoda Vierra, Phyllis Vierra and Margaret Columbine.

Interment with Military Honors will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.

Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com

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