Rev. William Erstad, born on September 19, 1931 in Sedona, Arizona, died on June 15, 2005 at age 74. He attended Los Angeles Junior Seminary from 1945-49, St. Fr ancis Minor Seminary from 1949-50 and Immaculate Heart Seminary from 1950-56 before being ordained a Roman Catholic Priest on May 19, 1956 for the Diocese of San Diego, CA. Prior to his retirement in 1999, Fr. Erstad held various assignments throughout the diocese of San Diego and San Bernardino, including Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Indio, Blessed Sacrament in Twenty-nine Palms, St. Jospeh the Worker in Loma Linda, St. Adelaide in Highland, Our Lady of Solitude in Palm Springs and St. James in Perris whe re he served until 1999 when he retired from active ministry. Fr. Erstad is survived by his two brothers, John and George Erstad, along with several nieces and nephews. On Sunday, June 19, 2005 at 7 p.m. there will be a Rosary at Stone Funeral Home, 355 East Ninth St., Upland, 91786. The Mass of Resurrection will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 20, 2005 at Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, 265 W. 25th St. in San Bernardino. Burial will be at Mt. View Memorial Park, San Bernardino. Stone Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Published in Daily Bulletin on Jun. 18, 2005.