CONNER — William (Bill) F. Broderson, 67, of Conner, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019, at home holding his wife, Laura Orr’s hand and surrounded by family and friends. He was born Aug. 21, 1951, in Belmond, Iowa, the son of Eugene and Lucille (Haack) Broderson.

Bill was raised throughout the Northwest and settled in Ely, Nevada, in the ‘70s. In 1995 he moved to the Conner area. Bill was a wood worker by trade and worked as a cabinet maker.

Bill loved to fish and go camping and was an avid shooter. He loved music and was in a band in his younger years as a bass player. He also loved playing the acoustic guitar and dabbled in writing his own music and lyrics.

In December of 1998 he met up with Laura Orr in Ely, Nevada, and she moved to Connerwith him in October of 1999. Here they made their home together.

Bill is survived by his wife, Laura of Conner; stepson, Pasqualli (Buddha) Locke of Darby; sister, Lucia Grant of Spring Creek, Nevada; brother, Robert and wife Kathy of Spring Creek, Nevada; brother, Jake and partner Becky Tharp of Hamilton; and many nieces and nephews.

The family invites you to remember Bill at the barbecue fundraiser at the Valley Bar in Darby on July 27, 2019. Horseshoe Tournament registration starts at noon, game at 1. Barbecue will start serving at 2. The 50/50 raffle will draw at 5 p.m., or after horseshoes, which ever is latest. The silent auction will go on all day and close as the evening winds down.

Donations may also be made at the Bitterroot Federal Credit Union in Darby and Hamilton to the Bill Broderson Medical Fund. PO Box 467 Darby, MT 59829. Condolences may be left for the family at www.dalyleachchapel.com.