William Remsburg(1940 - 2014)

William "Uncle Bill" Remsburg, 74, of Idaho Falls, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Lily & Syringa Assisted Living. He was under the care of Hearts for Hospice. If you are reading this, he has already touched your life...or you'll wish you had known him.

William was born Jan. 29, 1940, in Idaho Falls to Earl E. Remsburg and Sarah Florence Smith Remsburg. He grew up and attended schools in Idaho Falls, and graduated from Idaho Falls High School. He also studied auto body at Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech).

He lived in Idaho Falls until 1960, spent 20 years in Las Vegas and two years in Texas, and then returned home to Idaho Falls. He owned a carpet laying business in Nevada and was a construction superintendent for various INL subcontractors. He was also a superintendent for DAFAB Construction.

William had three children with his first wife, Linda: James Remsburg, Jeff Remsburg and Jana Aguilera. They divorced.

On July 5, 1989, he married Hilde Strom Withers in Idaho Falls, which allowed him to be a father to her two children, Cheri Trappett and Brad Withers.

He was a member of the Catholic Church and was an altar boy as a kid. He was a volunteer hunter education instructor. He was a jack-of-all-trades and had a passion for classic cars. The legacy he leaves is a '55 Chevy that he rebuilt, for which he won numerous awards.

William is survived by his loving wife, Hilde Remsburg of Idaho Falls; sons, James (Laura) Remsburg of McKinney, Texas, and Jeff (DeAnn) Remsburg of La Jolla, Calif.; daughter, Jana Aguilera of Pahrump, Nev.; stepdaughter, Cheri (Chad) Trappett of Blackfoot; stepson, Brad (Jennie) Withers of Meridian, Idaho; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and parents; his brothers, Robert Remsburg and John Remsburg; and his sister, Joanne Strand.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hearts for Hospice, 503 S. Woodruff Ave., Idaho Falls, ID 83401.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.


Funeral Home

Wood Funeral Home
273 North Ridge Avenue Idaho Falls, ID 83402
(208) 522-2751

Published in Post Register on May 2, 2014