Bill Erin

Bill Erin

Birth
La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 11 Feb 2013 (aged 93)
Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, USA
Burial Boulder City, Clark County, Nevada, USA
Plot A5-C-021
Memorial ID 105762994 · View Source
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Published in The Gazette on February 24, 2013 -

Bill Erin, 93, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away Monday, February 11, 2013, in Colorado Springs. Bill was born Theodore William Grupp on March 18, 1919, in La Crosse, Wisconsin to William Joseph and Regina (Degendesh) Grupp. He changed his name to Bill Erin while attending the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He married Myra Barber of Tomah, Wisconsin, in La Crosse on September 5, 1940. Bill was a proud veteran of World War II, having served in the Merchant Marines. He worked as a radio announcer and sportscaster in Fort Wayne, IN, Springfield, OH, Oakland, CA and La Crosse, WI. He was a published author with two books and numerous short stories to his credit. As a pioneer of television broadcasting, he hosted a local morning show in Rochester, Minnesota. Bill moved to Chicago in 1955 to become a copywriter for television advertising and a director of industrial training films, a career that continued until his retirement in 1983. He served a term as Chairman of the West Chicago High School Board of Education. Bill retired to Boulder City, Nevada, where he wrote a column for the Boulder City News. He took a leading role in American Legion and Merchant Marine Veterans' affairs. Bill moved to Palisades Senior Living in Colorado Springs in 2009. Survivors include his wife, five children, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Bill was preceded in death by a son, Pat. A Memorial Service with Coast Guard Honors will be held at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, Nevada on May 6, 2013, beginning at 10:00 a.m.


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  • Created by: Tombstone Treasures
  • Added: 24 Feb 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 105762994
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bill Erin (18 Mar 1919–11 Feb 2013), Find a Grave Memorial no. 105762994, citing Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City, Clark County, Nevada, USA ; Maintained by Tombstone Treasures (contributor 47508956) .