August 2, 1925 - October 14, 2015


William “Bill” Reynold Golden, age 90, Sartell, MN, died Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at the St. Cloud Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Funeral services will be Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Peace United Church of Christ, St. Cloud, MN. Visitation will be Friday, October 16, 2015 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Interment will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls, MN.

Bill was born August 2, 1925 in St. Cloud, MN to Reynold J. and Margaret Ann (Schobert) Golden. He graduated from St. Cloud Technical High School in 1943. Bill served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II from 1943 to 1945, serving in the Asiatic and Pacific Theaters and received a purple heart. Bill married Margaret “Peggy” Ellen Huebner on December 30, 1950 at St. Paul’s Church, St. Cloud, MN. He was employed by the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier for 34 years retiring in 1980. Bill was a very active member of Peace United Church of Christ, a 50 year life member of the National Association of Letter Carriers, and a life member of St. Cloud VFW Post #428. He loved gardening, bird watching, and enjoyed cutting and splitting wood, hunting and being outdoors. Bill loved his family and especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include sons and daughters, Bill Golden Jr. of St. Cloud, MN; Tom (Nancy) Golden of St. Cloud, MN; Lynn (Terry) Tolman of Excelsior, MN; David (Mary) Golden of Sartell, MN; Cindy (Dave) Wells of Coon Rapids, MN; ten grandchildren, Sara Golden (fiance Eric Bucher), Nathan Golden (Christine), Robert (Rhianna) Golden, Julia (Justin Trott) Lund-Trott, Heidi (Jim Barbeau) Tolman, Andy Golden, Daniel (Elizabeth) Golden, Bradley (Tracy) Golden, Rachel Wells and Nicole Wells; and eleven great grandchildren, Aden, Grace, Lily, Katheryn, Spencer, Nicholas, Jackson, Christopher, Travis, Sophie and Miss Madelyn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Margaret “Peggy” Golden on July 22, 2011, and one brother, Roger “Jack” Golden.