Taps is a bugle call played at the end of the day during flag ceremonies, and as part of military funerals. Here we wish to notify the membership of the Post Family and remember those members of the Post, Unit, Squadron, or Chapter who have gone on. Please keep them and their families in your thoughts and prayers.
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The American Legion Post 435
William Jerol Livingston, past Post 435 Commander.
August 28, 1931 – August 19, 2023
PUFL and SAL member.
William Jerol Livingston was born in Canby, Minnesota, on August 28, 1931, the son of Lawrence
and Grace Miller Livingston. He grew up in Canby and graduated from Canby High School in 1949.
Under Bill's name in "The Lancer" yearbook it reads "Little Mr. Fixit". Bill then studied to become an
electrician like his father at the Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis.
Bill served his country in 1954 by enlisting in the United States Army during the Korean War. He
trained at Fort Sill, Oklahoma 2nd Field Artillery Battalion. "Battery B Bill" was trained on the M65
280mm atomic cannon and went on to train officers on the emplacement of the 105mm Howitzer.
William was a master electrician and worked many years for the Ford Motor Company in St. Paul
while living in Richfield. His main hobby was wood carving and after retirement he lived in Watertown
MN, the Brainerd area, then moved back to Canby.
He died on Saturday August 19, 2023, at the Appleton Area Health Services Nursing Home just 9
days short of age 92.
Bill is survived by sons, Jon Livingston of Magnolia, Texas, and Jeffery Livingston of Richfield and a
sister, Joan (Jack) McGee of Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his parents
Lawrence and Grace, his daughter Vicky, and a sister Susie Slama. Blessed be his memory.
The family will have an interment service at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on November 28,
Bill was responsible for initiating the Christmas Santa Clause program sponsored annually by Post 435.
Thank you for your service to defend our nation and freedom! May God bless and protect all our active military
and veterans! Thank you to the many women and men here now and those that have passed- WE WILL NEVER
“For God and Country”
Post 435 Commander
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 435
The Sons of The American Legion Squadron 435
American Legion Riders Chapter 435