AITKIN -- William "Bill" Just, 75, Aitkin, died Friday, Dec. 22, 2000, at his home after a long illness.
He was born July 25, 1925, in Winthrop to Ferdinand and Emily Just. He attended rural schools in Winthrop. He married Beverly Mae Gustafson on May 2, 1952, in Winthrop. They moved to Aitkin in 1952, where he worked for the forestry service for several years. He bought Trackage Oil Co. in Aitkin and operated the business from 1952 to 1962. He then bought what is known as Bill's Sportsmans Service in 1962, which he ran until his retirement in 1982. They moved to Rossburg in Spencer Township. He was a member of Bethel United Lutheran Church and served on the Aitkin School Board for 21 years. He was a former member of the Aitkin Rifle Club.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Rebecca Johnson, Roseville; four sons, David Just, Chaska, Paul Just, Aitkin, John Just, New Prague, and Tim Just, Aitkin; two sisters, Dorothy Senske, Winthrop, and Mary Ann Palmer, Brookings, S.D.; and eight grandchildren.
HIs parents and a brother, Robert, died earlier.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Westside Church in Aitkin with the Rev. Dallas Smith and Pastor John Just officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Cemetery in Kimberly.
Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Memorials are preferred.
Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin.
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