If there was a problem, Bill always tried to handle it.
He was a member of the Sturgis Rodeo Booster Club from 1984-1994, and was a State Director of the High School Rodeo Association from 1984-1995. His nieces and nephews couldn't get enough of Uncle Bill, no matter how gruff they thought he was.
In 1975, Bill and Sally, along with Seth and Clay, moved to the old Hardy place on Alkali.
Soon after, they welcomed their little girl, Cally, to their family.
He spent many wonderful summers camping and riding with his grandkids.
He taught his kids many life lessons through 4-H and high school rodeo and pushed them to excel in anything they tried. He loved hazing for his boys and anyone else at the rodeo he could assist to make sure they had a "good shot" at their steer.
Send Flowers View Memorial Folder Sign/View Registry Gillette resident, Bill Prell, 89, died Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Fort Meade, SD, of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. He was born September 26, 1927, in Anselmo, NE, the fourth of seven children to Jay and Florence (Beardsley) Prell.
Bill never gave up the fight and kept the faith that he would "lick" this situation he was in. Visitation will be Thursday, October 5, from to p.m. Burial will follow at Bear Butte Cemetery in Sturgis. on September 23, 2017, at Mount Pisgah Cemetery, Gillette, WY, followed by A celebration of Bills life hosted at Primrose Retirement Community, 921 Mountain Meadow Lane, Gillette, Wyoming 82716 from p.m.
He enjoyed Dutch oven cooking, although he never did master the cleaning aspect of that.
Bill loved horses and had a way with them like no other.
No matter how busy Bill was, he never missed one of Seth or Clay's football games or Cally's dance recitals or volleyball or softball games.
He made sure to carry on the Grandpa/Grandkid trail ride tradition.