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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
William "Bill" Dale Oxner
November 14, 1949 - January 23, 2023

Place of Birth: MoBridge, South Dakota
Residence: Tioga, North Dakota
Age: 73



William “Bill” Dale Oxner, 73, of Tioga, ND, passed away Monday, January 23, 2023 at the Tioga Medical Center in Tioga, ND.

Bill was born on November 14, 1949 in Mobridge, SD to Dale and Shirly Idler Oxner. He lived and worked with cattle and farming with his parents until he left for college in 1968, the year he graduated from high school. Throughout his childhood Bill was involved in 4-H, raising steer, riding horses, working cattle, and farming where he was running a tractor at age 8! He loved to ride pigs and play with army men at the haystacks in his free time.

Bill played all sports in school but especially loved playing football most. He was active in all the high school activities he could be involved in. Once he was able to, he left the family farm, and began a career in the healthcare field and was an anesthetist. He took much pride in his work for over 45 years. He took care of over 55,000 patients until his retirement in 2019.

Bill was known for his contagious laugh and enjoyed having fun. Mostly he loved golfing, raising animals, gardening, watching sports but most of all he was a true Chicago Bears fan! Bill was always the life of the party and you were guaranteed to have a good time when he was around. Bill was a member of the Zion Free Lutheran Church, a member of the Tioga Country Club Board, a member of Pheasants Forever, and a member of the AANA Association.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; children, Amy (Jayson) Lund of Watford City, ND, Joe (Kim) Oxner of Billings, MT, Emily (Destry Lusti) Oxner of Virginia, MN, Kyle (Stephanie) McInytre of Tioga, ND, Jess (Ashley) McInytre of Tioga, ND, and Kali (Jacoby) Duff of Sherwood, ND; grandkids, Jory, Brady, Rowdy, Brooklyn, Hunter, Shanda, Devon, Rocky, Whelan, Braylon, Remi and Landrie; and 11 great-grandkids.

He is preceded in death by his parents Dale and Shirley Oxner, and a son, Evan Oxner.

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Fran (Tioga, ND)
Jan 24, 2023
Oh Carol, We are so sorry for your loss. Chuck and I loved Bill and we love you!! May he rest in peace and we will be praying for you and your family!
Cheryl Bjella (Williston , ND)
Jan 24, 2023
So sorry to hear about Bill, such a great guy!! Lucky to have known and worked with him, sympathy and prayers for you all.
Cheryl Bjella
Rick Himrich (Vancouver, WA)
Jan 24, 2023
Oh Bill, I was so looking forward to your laugh at our 55th high school reunion this summer. I can hear you telling the “falling through the hole in the floor” story in my head now. You were a very good friend and will be missed by everyone near and dear to you.
Suzi Anderson (Mineola, TX)
Jan 25, 2023
Carol & family.... my heart is so sad....those of us who knew him were blessed.. The laugh, the ever present hugs....he was such a great guy. Cherish your memories & lean on Jesus for strength.
Kevin and Jackie Sullivan
Jan 25, 2023
Amy and family: Sorry for the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Marci Arnold (Williston, ND)
Jan 25, 2023
I was lucky enough to know Bill as a valued co-worker. He was always cheerful and smiling! Just an all around terrific guy! Sincere Condolences to the Oxner family.
Virgil & Mary Jo Miller (Oro Valley , AZ)
Jan 25, 2023
We were truly saddened to hear of Bill's passing! Our sincere condolences to Carol, Emily and all your families. He was a great guy who was taken far too soon. RIP Bill!
Cheryl Simpson (Ray, ND)
Jan 25, 2023
So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I feel very blessed to of worked with him and for his excellent experience while working with several family members. Gone too soon, RIP Bill.


Curtis Johnson (Watford city , ND )
Jan 25, 2023
My sympathy goes out to you and your family
Jennifer Nygaard (Argusville , ND)
Jan 25, 2023
Amy and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. My heart goes out to you all.
Amy, I remember your dad taking us out to a “fancy” dinner, way back when and I said, “Oh, wow your dad is GOOD Looking”! and you gave me heck. I only met him that one time but I think that’s all anyone needed to realize he was one in a million. Hugs friend
Roger and Patty Skarphol
Jan 26, 2023
We are so sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Love and Hugs!
Marcene Thvedt (Bismarck, North Dakota)
Jan 26, 2023
So sad to hear about Bill’s passing. I enjoyed working with him in the OR at St Luke’s in Crosby for many years. My sympathy to all.
Rick Himrich (Vancouver, WA)
Jan 27, 2023
Oh Bill, I was so looking forward to your laugh at our 55th high school reunion this summer. I can hear you telling the “falling through the hole in the floor” story in my head now. You were a very good friend and will be missed by everyone near and dear to you.
June Randall Darger (Sioux Falls, SD)
Jan 27, 2023
I’m so sorry to hear that Bill has passed. He will be missed . Thoughts and prayers to the family.
Cynthia Manke Jewett
Jan 27, 2023
The service was very nice. I’m so sorry I didn’t get to hear the “stories”. Who could have more funny stories than Billy Oxner? Condolences to all of you who were a part of his life.
Rick Himrich (Vancouver, WA)
Jan 27, 2023
Oh Bill, I was so looking forward to your laugh at our 55th high school reunion this summer. I can hear you telling the “falling through the hole in the floor” story in my head now. You were a very good friend and will be missed by everyone near and dear to you.
Doug Hajek (Sioux Falls, SD)
Jan 28, 2023
I had the great fortune to be Bill's freshman roommate at SDSU (Brown Hall) in 1968-69. I could not have hoped for a better roommate. Bill had great sense of humor, but was open to a serious conversations too. Everyone new Bill, and everyone loved him. I know you will all miss him greatly -- but I do hope your wonderful memories of him will comfort you. My sincere sympathies, Doug Hajek
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