William N. Watkins Jr.
November 30, 1940
October 14, 2023 (82 years old)
With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of William N. Watkins Jr. of Saint Paul, Minnesota on October 14, 2023. He was 82 years old. During this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers go out to the Watkins family.
William was preceded in death by his beloved parents, William and Eleanor, as well as his dear sons, Perry and Paul. He also joins in eternal peace with his siblings, Bonnie and Kenny.
His memory will forever be cherished by his loving wife, Carol, who stood by his side through thick and thin. He is also survived by his devoted daughters, Marie Kendall and Patty Watkins, and his caring daughter-in-law, Jean Watkins. In addition, his brother Bob Watkins, accompanied by his wife Kay, will continue to carry William’s legacy. William was blessed with 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, each of whom brought immense joy to his life.
To honor and remember William, a visitation will be held on Friday, October 20th, 2023 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, as well as on Saturday, October 21st, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Roseville Chapel (2130 Dale St N, Roseville, MN 55113). We warmly invite all those who wish to pay their respects and offer comfort to the family during these trying times.
A beautiful funeral service will follow on Saturday, October 21st, 2023 at 11:00 AM, held at the Mueller-Bies Funeral Home-Roseville (2130 Dale St N, Roseville, MN 55113). We encourage everyone to join us as we celebrate the remarkable life that William led and find solace in sharing our cherished memories of him.
In these darkness-filled moments, let us draw strength and love from one another. May William’s soul find eternal peace in the embrace of the Almighty. Our hearts are with the Watkins family, and may they find comfort and solace in the support of their loved ones.