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William Arthur Craig Studer

July 11, 1942 ~ January 10, 2019 (age 76)

William Arthur Craig Studer
July 11, 1942 - January 10, 2019

William Studer, age 76, of Albert Lea, MN, died on Thursday, January 10, 2019 as the result of a fatal vehicle accident. William’s sister Elaine Penny Lieb was also critically injured in the accident. She was airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester but died on Thursday, January 17.

A Joint Celebration of Life is scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church, 924 Bridge Avenue in Albert Lea. Pastor Matt Lehman will officiate. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences are welcome at

William was born July 11th, 1942 in Albert Lea, MN, to Wilbur A. and Emma Lucille (Hanson) Studer, the only boy in the family with three sisters. He graduated from Central High School in Albert Lea. He was a Filmographer and had a library of memorabilia. William’s friends described him as a unique, intelligent, kind, compassionate and loving soul. He was well known for his quick wit and humor, and for being very well-read. He was always there for friends in times of need. When asked how he would like to be remembered, William simply stated “as a gentleman”.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, niece Michelle Elaine (Lieb) Levorson, brother-in-law Dennis Lieb, and beloved grandparents. William cherished being able to provide care for both his aging grandmother, Minnie Beatrice (Every) Hanson, who lived to be 94; and his mother, Emma Lucille (Hanson) Studer who lived to age 97.

Survivors include two sisters, Irene (Studer) Dassier (Jean-Francois), Mary (Studer) Bye (Lowell), three nieces and one nephew, Lisa (Bye) Scherber (Terry), Peter Bye (Kristine), Frannie Dassier (Ross), and Nadine Dassier (Mark), other relatives and friends.


In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Lakewood Cemetery Association, American Heart Association, Concordia Lutheran Church or Zion Lutheran Church. 

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