Born to Czech immigrants on a small ranch near Simpson, Mont., on May 5, 1931, William Donald Krejci started out in life farming with his brother Joe on a place outside Havre. Moving on to spend much of the rest of his life welding and fabricating, Bill led the simple, gracious life of working with his hands; he built almost anything anyone would ask him to build for them.
It would be a surprise if Bill had spent one night away from his best friend and beloved wife of 42 years, Beryl. They cared for each other and each other’s children, settling in the Kalispell area where Bill had once worked with horses and at one time had built a good reputation as a farrier and horse trainer. Ultimately, they bought a piece of land and proceeded to build their home together in Marion. To those who have had the good fortune to become acquainted with them, they became known as one unit, “Bill and Beryl.”