A Celebration of Life was held on Thursday, August 22 at Boulger Funeral home in Fargo for Roger “Bill” Worth, who passed away Thursday, August 15, surrounded by his family at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo.
Bill was born May 23, 1941 in Casper, Wyo. to Eula and Uhlan Reichstein. At age three he was adopted by B. Worth and lived on a cattle ranch in Wheatland, Wyo. In 1958 he graduated from New Castle, Wyoming, High School. From 1959 – 1968, he served in the Air Force stationed in Fairbanks, Ala. Following his service in 1968, he was chief investigator/manager for the Montgomery Ward catalog department covering six states and 200 catalog stores. In 1969, he joined Morrison Knudsen and in 1970 transferred to the mechanical department at the MSR site in Nekoma, where he met his soon to be wife, Cynthia. On March 24, 1972 he married Cynthia Waltz, and in 1974 he started Worth Construction where his first job was at the Ember Steakhouse and Lounge in Langdon. He and Cynthia added two children to their family, Emmett in 1982 (Castle Rock, Colo.) and Carolyn in 1984 (Langdon). In 1993 the family relocated to Fargo where he continued his business. In 1994, he was the lead engineer for the Cowlitz river dam and hydro-electric power plant in Washington. Worth Construction completed work in 27 of the 50 states. Throughout the years he developed a love of adventure with his family. His passion has always been fishing and he and his son, Emmett, went on many trips over the years. He dropped a line in California, Nevada, Alaska, Minnesota, Canada, Colorado and the list goes on. He and his daughter, Carrie, loved to climb with summits of Mt. Rainier in Washington, hiking in the shadow of Mt. McKinley in Alaska and ultimately Everest Base Camp at the age of 71. He and his wife have been married 47 years and loved to cruise the open seas with stops in the Caribbean, Alaska and Europe.
Bill is survived by wife Cynthia, son Emmett Worth (Elizabeth), daughter Carolyn Endres (Matt), daughter Cherie Taggart (Tim), five grandchildren Felicity and Isla Worth, Ivy and Ella Endres and Corrie Siler (Ronald). He has two great- grandchildren Cheyenne and Dalton Siler.
Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences are available at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.