Born April 17, 1943 to Laura Lockman and Edward Birkle. Billy passed away due to complications following surgery on November 25, 2012.
Billy was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Larry Birkle. He is survived by his three children, their spouses and children: Angie and Bill Kernan (Katie, Samantha and Patrick) of Wheatland, Vincent and Brenda Birkle (Tucker and Savannah) of Cheyenne and Darin and Dolly Birkle (Kaitlynn) of Torrington. He is also survived by the mother of his children Carol Russell, a sister Judy Scheller and her husband Denney and one brother Don Birkle all of Wheatland.
Billy held a number of occupations over the years including carpentry, painting, millwright and most recently, the owner of Lake Water Company in Glendo, Wyoming. Though work took him to other states at various points, Wyoming was always home.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards. His greatest joy was his grandchildren and their many accomplishments.
He was involved with the Jaycees (Junior Chamber) and supported his community in activities such as the annual fireworks displays. He was instrumental in helping to establish the Meals on Wheels program in Wheatland. He had many friends who were very dear to him.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M., November 30, 2012 at the United Church of Christ (UCC), Wheatland, WY. Friends are invited to gather at 12:30 P.M. for lunch at UCC.