William James Fiandt lived a loving 78 years. He spent all of his life in a fatherly role - to his younger siblings when William Sr. passed when he was 15, to his children and grandchildren, and to those he mentored and loved as his own.

He was well known for his love of cycling hundreds of miles with his friends and his commitment to advocating for the underdog. He will be missed for his incredible wit and intellect, as well as his sense of humor, which was horribly embarrassing to his family members. Ride on, Bill; there's a recumbent waiting for you on the other side.

His service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 20, at Ranfranz and Vine Remembrance and Reception Centre, 5482 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN 55901. Visitation will immediately follow the service until 1 p.m. at the reception centre. 

Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes are honored to be serving the Fiandt family. To share a special memory or condolence, please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com.