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William Zizz

October 13, 1948 — October 12, 2022

William M. ( Bill)  Zizz age 73 of Kalispell, passed away on October 12, 2022 at his home  after a long battle with COPD ,with his family by his side . William was born on October 13, 1948 in Shelton, Washington to Zane and Eileen (Drake) Zizz.

Bill grew up  in Eastern Washington, Bill  attended FVCC and went on to MSU where he received his Bachelor’s  degree in Soil Science. Bill went on to work for the Ag Research Center in Havre, MT,  he then went on to work for the USDA -NRCS until his retiring in 2004.

He spent 4 years in the Air Force. Bill married Linda Holcomb in Kalispell in 1969. They celebrate 53 years together.

Bill volunteered  his time and knowledge to the Hunters Education Program for 25 years. And  also was a Bell Ringer for the Salvation Army  at Christmas Time for 5 years.

Bill loved to hunt, fish and spending time with family and friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife Linda, children Michelle Zizz of Kalispell, Heather Wicks of Columbia Falls, and Christopher Zizz of Helena.

Siblings Jim (Joan) Zizz od Colorado, David Zizz of Arizona, Carol Zizz ,  Anne Zizz  both of California. Grandchildren Zachary Zizz of Helena, Will Wicks of Columbia Falls, Ashley (Andrew) Myers and Great Granddaughter Marie Myers. Zoe Zizz of Forsyth, MT, Ana Wicks and Emily Wicks both of Columbia Falls. Family request that memorials be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Salvation Army or charity of your choice.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on October 25, 2022 at Trinity Lutheran Church .  Friends are encouraged to visit our website at to leave notes of condolences for the family. Buffalo Hill Funeral Home and Crematory caring for the family.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of William Zizz, please visit our flower store.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

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