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William “Bill” Henry Caron

05/24/1924 - 12/18/2019

William “Bill” H. Caron, 95, of Virginia, passed away Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at Essentia Health in Virginia. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, December 23, 2019 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church at 11:00 am with visitation one-hour prior. Fr. Brandon Moravitz will officiate. Military Honors will be accorded by the Virginia Honor Guard. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

William Henry Caron was born May 24, 1924 in Eveleth to Henry and Katherine (McKinnon) Caron. He graduated from Cherry High School. Bill received his master degrees from Colorado State, University of Southern California and Harvard. He was a Fulbright Scholar. Bill enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943 and received his honorable discharge in 1946.

On August 9, 1947, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Froehlingsdorf in Virginia. The couple lived in St. Cloud, MN, Greeley, Co, Los Angeles, CA, and Lexington, MA, returning to Virginia in 1950. Bill worked for the Virginia Public Schools, St. Francis School District and finished his career working for the State of Minnesota Department of Education.

Bill enjoyed polka dancing, reading and was an avid student of history. He also enjoyed spending time at the family cabin on Lake Vermilion.

Bill was a member of the Elks, the Elks Dance Club, and the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; children, Renee (Bob) Pearson of Tower, Tom of Irving, TX, and Elizabeth (Gary) Wetzel of Parrish, FL; brother-in-law, Joe (Sue) Froehlingsdorf; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a stillborn infant son; son, William, J.; and brothers, Ronald and Leo.


8 thoughts on “William “Bill” Henry Caron”

  1. Russell Caron says:

    God speed to the family, and God rest his soul.

  2. Mary Economy Dracy says:

    Renee and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. He will be missed.

  3. Roxanne Hanneman says:

    Dear Aunt Dorothy, Renee, Elizabeth, Tom & families,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending hugs,
    Roxanne & Larry Hanneman

  4. Ann M Henstorf Lynch says:

    Dear Dorothy and family,
    I am sorry to read about Bill’s passing. There are not many of our families left in the older generation.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
    Love and prayers,

  5. Michael Kieffer / Shoreview, MN says:

    Dear Tom and Liz, (and all complete families) > I’m hoping to express thoughts from our entire south side neighborhood > Mike, Tom, and & Ann Kieffer. Mark Salo (also in TX), Jay Bedard, Jack Pasternaki, Dr. Siegel’s house. I can still remember all the “kick the can” games, and the loss we felt when you moved to Elk River. *Tom, you were the fastest runner I can remember… // I hope I have these memories correct, and know that all are in our holiday prayers. Have missed you these 40+ years.

  6. My prayers and love, Cynthia Knauss (Mary Lou’s oldest daughter)

  7. Cynthia Knauss says:

    My prayers and special thoughts are with you. Cynthia Knauss (Mary Lou’s oldest daughter)

  8. Cynthia Knauss says:

    Dearest Family, My prayers are with you. I know Uncle Bill is in heaven with his brothers. Love, Cynthia (Mary Lou’s oldest daughter)

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12/23/2019 at 11:00 am
Holy Spirit Catholic Church Virginia MN

Visitation begins at 10:00 am