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William Conrad Kober passed away with his three sons by his side on Sept. 6, 2012, at the age of 72. He was born on March 21, 1940, to William and Clara Kober in Billings. He was one of four children. He attended and graduated from Lockwood Junior High and Billings Senior High.

He worked at Western Sugar for 44 years and retired in 2002. However, this did not slow him down for a minute. He enjoyed weekly visits to have coffee with the guys. He loved his five granddaughters and one grandson dearly for they brought a smile to his face. He was also active in the South Central Montana Antique Tractor and Machinery Association.

His passions in life were hotrods, restoring tractors (especially John Deeres) and driving his tractors In parades. He was most happy working on the next project in his shop.

We will deeply miss you, dad, you are forever loved . . .

Bill is survived by his three sons, Brian of Big Timber, Brent (Tora) of Missoula and Blake of Erie, Colo.; six grandchildren, Teal, Tionna, Clara and Lane Kober of Missoula, Tayla and Alex Kober of Billings; sister Becky Kober; nieces Alicia and Destiny; nephew TJ Kober; aunts Dorothy Hilzendeger and Jo Meccage, childhood friend Jim Bradley and numerous dear friends and family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Helen, brother Tom and dear friend Jim Keller.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Smith's Downtown Chapel, 925 S. 27th St. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

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