William "Sully" SULLIVAN
1946 - 2018
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72, of Lake Elmo Passed away with his family by his side on Thanksgiving, 2018. Bill was born on January 7, 1946 to Clarence and Genevieve (Unger) Sullivan in St. Paul. He was a lifelong educator in the Forest Lake School District, teaching middle school earth science. He attended the University of Minnesota, graduating with a degree in Forestry and Master's Degree in Education. Bill was a member of St. Michael's Church in Stillwater. Bill will be remembered as a caring and selfless husband, father, grandfather, and "beebop." Bill is preceded in death by his parents: Clarence and Genevieve (Unger) Sullivan, Siblings: Kenny, Jerry, Joan (Bert) Wallner, Ron (Carolyn), and Mike. Bill is survived by his wife of 43 years, Cathie, his children: Jennifer, Sean (Heidi) Sullivan, grandchildren: Colin (Josh), Mari, Vannie, Arya, Sophia, sisters-in-law: Theresa, and Cathy, many nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Intrepid Hospice. Visitation and mass will be held at St. Michaels Catholic Church (611 3rd St. S. Stillwater MN, 55082) on Friday, November 30th, 2018. Visitation will be held from 9am-11am, mass will be at 11am. Luncheon to follow mass. Burial will be held at Union Cemetery (2505 Minnehaha Ave E. Maplewood MN, 55119) immediately following luncheon.

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Published in Pioneer Press on Nov. 28, 2018.
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November 29, 2018
I worked with Bill at SWJH for several years both before he retired and after he came back to sub with us in various classrooms. I am a para and always enjoyed Bill and am so sad to hear he is no longer with us ~ he was very well loved by the kids with his wonderful sense of humor and quiet, caring ways...and of course his "Sully" tshirts which the kids enjoyed so much!! :-) Bill always cared so much about the kids and they knew it !! He has definitely made a difference in their lives and all of us that knew him...I know he took pride in a job well done and it showed every day...Bill was a very loyal person to the kids, to his job as a teacher and just as a good person in this world...we need more Bill Sullivans!!
judy greenwaldt
November 29, 2018
I have only met my cousin Bill a few times, as my part of his family moved to Oregon during World War 2. However, you know immediately when you are in the presence of a dear good person. Gone to soon. Peace and Love to Cathie and family. Jim and Jackie Sparks
Jackie Sparks
November 28, 2018
St Agnes High Class of 64 year book has a picture of the Senior acolytes. With Bill's demise there are 10 of us left. This leaves me to say

Bill Dwyer
Class of 64
November 28, 2018
To a fellow classmate and long time friend. You truly will be missed.Thanks for all the great memories. You have all our prayers and tears. May God welcome you in heaven and enjoy your humor.
November 28, 2018
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