Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

November 16, 2017
William Hansen Dursteler

Obit William Hansen DurstelerWilliam Hansen Dursteler, loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 11, 2017, from complications associated with cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Donna Dursteler.

Will was a man who loved our Savior Jesus Christ and modeled his life after the Savior loving and serving others. He served two years in the Northern States Mission and was honored to serve as the assistant to the mission president.

Will graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science degree and continued his path of learning earning a Master’s degree in business management from Webster’s College of St. Louis, Missouri. He spent 10 years in the U.S. Air Force and flew T-37s. He was proud to serve his country as a First Lieutenant and base supply officer.

Will met the love of his life, Helena Marie Ray, while he was lifeguarding at BYU. They were sealed in the Logan Temple and celebrated 45 amazing years together. Will was an incredible father to his eight children, including Becky, Julie, Wyatt, Tricia, Drake, Kristie, Joey and Sam. He also was a beloved grandfather to his 18 grandchildren.

Dad was “A Man of Faith and Family!” He devoted his whole life to his family and to serving others in the church and temple. He served close to 15 years between the Salt Lake Temple and Jordan River Temple. Dad was a man who was loved by all who knew him. He knew how to make you laugh. He was a kind and gracious man who made you feel important. Please join us in a celebration of his life.

A viewing will be held Nov. 17 at the Memorial Holladay-Cottonwood Mortuary, 4670 S. Highland Dr. from 6-8 p.m. and Nov. 18 from 9-10 a.m. at the Stansbury Park Ward Stake Center at 240 Interlochen Lane, Stansbury Park, Utah. Funeral services will follow and be held from 10:30-noon at the Stansbury Park Ward Stake Center. Graveside Services will be held at the Holladay Memorial Park Cemetery from 1-2 p.m. at 4900 S. Memory Lane in Holladay, Utah. Memories may be shared at

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