Edward Bronder, 72, of Williston, passed away at his home on Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Ed was born May 3, 1946 in Williston, the son of Peter and Delima Bronder. He attended school in Williston and graduated from Williston High School in 1964. Ed went on to study drafting at Wahpeton State School of Science of 2 years. Ed joined the U.S. Army on September 16, 1966. He was part of an Artillery Unit during the Vietnam War. After he completed his tour of duty, Ed was given an honorable discharge on September 13, 1968. After his discharge, Ed worked for Coca-Cola in Denver and also in Williston after moving back. He worked for Arlo’s Texaco for a number of years before starting his career in the oilfield as a mud engineer with Magnabar. This was Ed’s passion and was very diligent in his work. He met many of his lifelong friends in the oilfields of the Williston Basin. Ed retired around 2009 due to health reasons.
Ed enjoyed fishing for walleye. He loved drinking coffee with his friends while solving the world’s problems. He was a member of API, American Legion and Disabled Veterans of America. Ed will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Surviving Ed are his sisters, Isabelle Hughes (Williston) and Carol Bronder (Denver) and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceding Ed in death were his parents, Peter and Delima Bronder; sisters, Margaret Trogstad, Donna Horan, Mary Flannery; brother Dick Bronder.