William C. (Bill) Troland

Nov 8, 1944 – Dec 18, 2020

Iron Range native, “Bill” Troland, passed away December 18th in the St. Cloud hospital; complications of pneumonia. He last resided in Monticello, MN.

WILLIAM CLARKE TROLAND, was born Nov 8, 1944, in Minneapolis but spent his childhood years in Virginia, moving to Babbitt in 1954. Graduating from Babbitt High School in 1963, he was a well-known athlete who played baseball and was captain of his Basketball & Football teams, winning Conference awards in both sports. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved duck hunting and fishing.

Apart from working at Reserve Mine in Babbitt, he became certified in drafting and moved to the Twin Cities area in the millwork industry, where he enjoyed a long career in project planning for major commercial projects.

He is survived by his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren:daughter, Kari Christopherson (Mitch, Big Lake, MN): Joshua, Kacy (Lara & Elise), Sarah (Mackenzie & Odin); daughter, Kathleen Hallaway (Minnetonka): Cassidy & Alison; son, Jason (Anita, Big Lake): Devin, Jayanna & Max.

He is also survived by siblings, Jim (Barbara, San Francisco), Carol Miller (Doug, Vancouver, WA), David (Kristin, Mtn Iron, MN), as well as members of the Conner clan of Aitkin, Mike (Edee, Isle MN), Randy (Merna, Eveleth), Greg (Aitkin), Bonnie Landy (Mike, Lebanon, TN), and Kathy Gallatin (John, Aitkin).

Bill was pre-deceased by his wife, JoAnn (Leisdon), his parents, Caroline and Alfred Troland (Babbitt), grandparents, William & Gladys Conner (Virginia/Aitkin), uncle & aunt William Jr. & Dorothy Conner (Aitkin), and cousin, Kevin Conner (Aitkin).

No services were held; Bill opted for cremation through Cremation Society of Minnesota, LLC.