Passed away on November 11th, 2013, after a long bout with cancer. He was with family & friends. He is preceded in death by parents Leonard Besnett & Irene Rye, survived by sisters Joanne Zenor (Tom), Sue Berglund (Erv), Judy Blaha (John), Pat Taylor (Ron), daughters Tammy Anderson (Tom) & Robin Besnett, son Chris Besnett (Jenna), grandchildren Kayleigh, Jake, Isabella, great grandchild Marley. Bill grew up in NE Mpls, graduated from Edison High, & worked at Emerson in CO & MN for 27 years where he was highly regarded for his creativity, problem-solving, team efforts & work ethic. His life-long love affair with automobiles resulted in his buying, selling & trading hundreds of cars for almost everyone he knew & his model car collection numbered over 120. He will be remembered for his kindness, generosity, great sense of humor, jack-of-all-trades intelligence & as a loving father, grandpa, brother, uncle & friend. Bill will forever be in our hearts. Service at 11 am Mon 11/18, Cremation Society of MN Chapel, 7110 France Ave S, Edina; "Celebration of Life" at 1 pm - 4 pm at American Legion, 14590 Burma Ave W, Rosemount MN 55068. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Rosemount American Legion are appreciated.