William “Bill” Bellin, age 58, succumbed to complications of juvenile diabetes and multiple sclerosis on Sept. 18, 2016, at his home in Windsor, Colo.
Bill was born June 19, 1958, in Watford City, N.D. to Dorothy and Arno “Bud” Bellin.
He graduated from Watford City High School in 1976, and went on to The University of North Dakota at Williston to earn a degree in Agribusiness. He later attended The University of Wyoming and obtained a B.A. in English Literature.
Bill married Gloria Hagler on May 21, 1988, in Otis, Colo. To this union three children were born, Sadie, Rainee and Shyanne. Throughout their marriage, the couple resided in Wyoming, Nebraska and finally Colorado, while pursuing educations, careers and raising a family.
Bill worked as a truck driver, in agriculture, as a laborer in a grainery and finally in flooring sales and installation. After the couple’s twins were born in 2003, his generous and kind personality made him a wonderful stay at home Dad for the girls.
An Avid outdoorsman, Bill loved his home state of North Dakota. He grew up hunting, fishing and camping. He later added backpacking and bicycling to his activities. He was a huge Broncos fan as well. As his children grew, he became more focused on family activities and loved to surprise them with gifts. He is remembered for his kindness and generosity.
He was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Fort Collins.
He was preceded in death by his parents Arno and Dorothy Bellin.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria; and daughters, Sadie, Rainee and Shyanne, all of Windsor, Colo.; sisters, Susan (DonRay) Smith and Cynthia Bellin of Rawlins, Wyo.
A Memorial Celebration is scheduled for Oct. 8, 2016, at the First Presbyterian Church of Otis, in Otis, Colo. at 11 a.m.
The Bellin family will be participating in Colorado’s Ride MS and Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund bike rides next summer and requests memorials to the family for this tribute-all will be donated to these causes in Bill’s name. Both rides raise money to research new treatments for these debilitating diseases.