William Patrick “Billy” Walsdorf, 32, of Manitowoc died unexpectedly on Sunday June 14, 2020 as the result of a car accident.
He was born April 25, 1988 in Fond du Lac, son of Patricia (Levorson) and David “Boe” Bowen and the late Robert Walsdorf. Billy graduated from Manitowoc Lincoln High School with the class of 2007.
Billy had a love for all animals, and animals loved him back. He had a presence that would help them calm down and relax. Since the age of 16 he worked side by side with his dad, Boe, as a horse farrier. This led to him starting his own farrier service, Forever Farrier Service. Billy had a heart big enough to share with everyone. His family was especially important to him. He would always stand up for his family and friends and never hesitated to put them in front of himself. Billy’s spirit of adventure was also very strong. He enjoyed rock climbing, bulldogging, and climbing silos, to name a few. He had an amazing presence about him and everyone he knew had a favorite story to tell of his adventures. He enjoyed making people laugh, sitting around the dinner table doing voice impressions or being the life of the party.
Survivors include his mom and dad, Patty and Boe of Manitowoc; his son, Gauge; sisters Jessica (Ed) Williams of Chilton, Biyatta Walsdorf (Travis Cain) of Manitowoc, and Hannah Walsdorf (Justyn Tabbert) of Oshkosh; a brother, Colton Bowen of Manitowoc; nieces and nephews Hunter, Savannah, McKenna, Levi, and Zandra, girlfriend Courtney Weichart of Manitowoc and her son Dominic; dad William Morris; and grandparents Paul and Helen Levorson, Ruth Walsdorf, and Ethel Burek. Billy is also survived by aunts, uncles, other relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his dad, Robert “Bob” Walsdorf, grandpa Dr. James “Jim” Walsdorf; and a cousin, Macklin Walsdorf Nesst.
Cremation has taken place.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Lakeshore Humane Society of Manitowoc in Billy’s name.