William "Bill" Edward Hall Jr., 81 of Winona, died Monday, March 29, 2021 at Benedictine St. Anne from heart and kidney failure. He was born on April 26, 1939 in Superior, WI to William "Red" and Dorothy (Gordon) Hall. On Bill's 2nd birthday, he took the train and moved to Winona. The conductor was able to find a cupcake for him to celebrate his birthday.
Bill attended Winona public schools and graduated from Winona State College with a degree in accounting. After graduation, Bill was drafted into the United States Army and was honorably discharged. He married Marilyn Noeska and they later divorced.
Bill worked for his dad's accounting practice and was able to partner with other local accountants before becoming the sole owner of William Hall & Associates LTD. In 1998, Bill married Leah Kappmeyer and they shared many wonderful years together.
In 2004, Bill's firm and staff were purchased by Russell and Associates LLC and Bill continued to work for Brian Russell until his retirement in 2007. Before and during retirement Bill and Leah enjoyed traveling with Philipps Tours and many trips around the country. They have many wonderful memories from these trips and most importantly the times spent with family.
Bill is survived by his wife, Leah; daughter, Robin (Jeff) Jandt of Winona; Leah's children, Kristina (Michael) Swetz of Fishers, IN and Michael (Melissa Paetzel) Kappmeyer of Minnesota City; grandchildren, Cole and Elizabeth; Leah's grandchildren, Adriann and Emmit; siblings, Tom (Sandi) Hall of Crystal Lake, IL, Kathy (Gordon) Overing of Winona, and Patty (John) Loesch of Minnetonka, MN.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents and sons, Lonnie and Shawn.
Bill's genuine kindness and humor will be greatly missed.
A visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m., Friday, April 2, 2021 at 910 East Second Street, the temporary location of Hoff Celebration of Life Center. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Winona Area Humane Society, Goodfellow's, or Ready Set School. Masks and social distancing are required. Please leave a memory of Bill and sign his online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com. Hoff Celebration of Life Center is assisting the family.
"We are so sorry! What a sad time for all who loved and treasured him. Bob especially cherishes the memories of the sawmill picnics in the late 1950s with Red and Bill Hall. We are praying all will be surrounded by God\'s comfort and assurance of his bountiful grace. With love and sympathy, Bob and Kim Brunkow"
Sorry to hear about Bill. He was a great guy. It always brightened my day when ever I saw him out!"
"To the family of Bill: I will always remember Bill when i met him when Shawn passed away. I knew Marilyn, Robin and Shawn before that. My son was a great friend of Shawn; in fact they were tied at the waist. Best Pals. I already had been friends with Marilyn and Robin. Whenever i would see Bill in the grocery stores, out to eat, or walking by my home, he always stopped and talked a bit. He will be missed i am sure. A good guy who knew his figures when it came to taxes/. "
"Bill will be missed by the squirrels and sadly missed by this neighbor. Always enjoyed our time visiting.
"To those who loved BILL. I knew Robin his daughter first, as we worked together at WNB. Knowing her brother
Shawn thru my youngest son, was a delight. He always had a smile on his face, and the two boys became best of friends; in fact they were tied at the waist; always doing things together. . When Shawn passed away , I got to know his dad Bill. And thru the kids, i got to Know Marilyn; one of my dearest friends. Wherever i saw him, he was all smiles and always talked and wanted to know how i was. Always that smile. He will be missed "
"Bill lived next door to us, and always was waving, smiling, and making our days better! His positivity will be missed. He was the sweetest man on the block. Thank you for being so kind to five college girls for the last 2 years. We will miss you!
"My condolences to the family. I always enjoyed talking to Bill, he was friendly and had a good sense of humor. I did a lot of computer business with Bill?s firm and got to know him and Leah over those years. He will be missed ??"
"My sympathy is being sent to Bill\'s family for their loss and pain in their hearts. Dear Kathy and Patty and Tom...I am so sorry. May you and all of the family be comforted with God\'s love and may you have peace and smile with the many years of memories you made with your brother. Take care."
"Leah, our sympathy to you and your family. Bill had a great sense of humor and was always so kind. So sorry for your loss. Gary and Sandi Myers"
"Leah and Robin, sending our sincere sympathy. For many years, Bill was our neighbor and a very likable person. "
"Bill you were a wonderful brother in law. I will miss our cocktails at the river & going out to dinner at so many different places. RIP Bill"