TAUTFEST WilliamPosted: October 13th, 2015
WILLIAM CRAIG TAUTFEST — passed away September 22, 2015 in the Red Deer Regional Hospital, age 58, after a heroic struggle with cancer.
Bill is survived by his mother Beth Christensen of Cardston, AB, sisters Patty (Kelly) Bielert of Cardston, AB, Debbie (Dave) Spalding of Tuscon, AZ, step brother Clifford Christensen Jr. of Lethbridge, AB, step sister Marion (Lloyd) Pollock of Lethbridge AB as well as several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews whom he loved so much. Bill was predeceased by his brother Wesley Ray Tautfest in 1995, his father Ray Donald Tautfest in 2014, step father Clifford Owen Christensen in 2010, step-sister Kim Kristjanson in 2000, and step-brother Kenneth Christensen in 2015.
Bill was born in Brooks, AB on April 10, 1957 and grew up in Rosemary where he made life-long friends, especially Craig Payne who was with him to the end. Bill loved the outdoors and was an avid sportsman. He loved to fish, golf, and hunt, and loved to spend time and play games with family and friends. He had an amazing green thumb and loved to grow all kinds of plants. He was always looking out for his little sisters and always had a listening ear. We will miss you terribly Billy! You will always be remembered in our hearts! Special thanks to Dr. Pienaar, Dr. Jessen, the caring and compassionate nurses of the Palliative Care Unit in Red Deer Regional, especially Tom who was so supportive, and Jennifer, his final Respiratory Tech.
Memorial services for Bill will be held Saturday, Oct. 17th, 2015 at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston, 107- 6th Street W. at 11 am. Meet the family from 10-11 am.
Inurnment in the Rosemary Cemetery later that afternoon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army or the War Amps.
Condolences may be sent to: www.legacyfuneralhome.ca