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William "Bill" Dillinger was born 3-16-56 in Longview, Washington to Duane and Donna Dillinger. As an adult, Bill was a dedicated Mopar man, working on and racing his favorite Mopar cars, including his treasured Duster. Bill spent his time doing many different things. He could never find just one interest; he wanted to do it all. He was an amazing master mechanic. If it was broke, or in some cases not broke, he could fix it! His knowledge as a mechanic was well known and he was often called upon to help friends with their vehicles. He did so without a second thought and would travel to wherever they needed him. Bill was a certified horse trainer and spent many years training some of the State's best race horses alongside his father in Oakville, WA. Bill worked for his father's company, Dillinger's cutting, for many years falling timber. Being a hard worker he didn't let any grass grow under his feet and would always keep himself busy. Most recently Bill had enjoyed assisting on a crab boat. Having worked for Trident Seafoods on a processor, he had often expressed interest in returning to that profession. Bill was a kind and gentle soul. His love of animals was immense. Bill's dedication and loyalty to friends and family is unsurpassed. Nothing would prevent him from coming to the aid of a friend or family member. Bill is preceded in death by his mother, Donna Ridell. He is survived by his father, Duane Dillinger and step-mom Jan of Milton Freewater, OR; a Brother, Jack of Yakima, WA; sisters Susie of Richland, WA Kathy in California; Alice in California and Carol, Longview, WA. Bill is also survived by a half sister Carrie. Bill is survived by his children, all of whom he loved dearly and preciously. Mark Dillinger of California, Leanne Aurand, Lacey, WA; Faith Dillinger, Honolulu, HI and Myra Whitesel, Elma, WA. Bill is also survived by his estranged wife Kathy Michaud Dillinger and his dear friend who was with him, holding his hand when he died, Barb Ford. Bill's wish was not to have a service of any type. A get together for family and friends to remember Bill will be held March 23, 2012 at 1:00 at the home of Barb Ford, 431 E. Broadway, Montesano, WA 98563

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