William “Burbur” Sanigular, Commonly Known as “Uncle Bill”
Our beloved William “Bill” Sanigular entered this world on May 6, 1945, and departed peacefully at home on March 30, 2019. He is leaving us with a lot of memories to share. Bill was the eldest of five children born to Vesselee and Yarmah Sanigular in Gbanway Town, Lofa County, Republic of Liberia. Bill met his wife, Jean and married on 12/1/1973. The union blessed them with one son, Matthew Vesselee Sanigular. Bill shared his life together with his family for 46 years, until his passing.
Bill attended CWA High School, Monrovia- Liberia in 1968. Bill first landed in Sioux Falls, Iowa, for a few weeks before migrating to Minneapolis, MN. He began his journey in Minnesota, and in 1968, he graduated from West High school. He also attended St. Thomas College. He accepted a position with Nabisco Manufacturing Company, and worked there until his retirement in 2005.
In addition to his work, Bill was very involved in the Liberian community. He held the position as President of the Organization of Liberian in Minnesota (OLM) in 1981.
Bill had many interest in hobbies, but his biggest joy was his family and friends, which he made his priority. Bill helped many, many, many people in his journey throughout life. His favorite thing to do, was to have barbeques in his back yard, celebrating his birthday; joking and reminiscing about the good old days with his friends. Bill loved his community and enjoyed being with everyone.
Bill is survived by his wife, Jean Sanigular, for 47 years; Son, Matthew, Daughter-in-law (Viv), Sister, Alice, Son (William Sanigular), Brother, James M. Sanigular and wife (Karon), daughter; Perteet (Fred) Spencer, Son, James M. Sanigular II and wife (Mary); Sister, Margaret Sanigular – Seibeh, and husband (Mack) Seibeh and daughter, (Amelia).
Grandchildren; Kiera, Robert (mother, Krystal), Victoria, Matthew, and Jada Sanigular. Great- granddaughter, Karmen. Nephew, Andrew Gonowolo; (Gus, Beyan, Nyamah, Andrew, and Kay). Cousins: Irene, Krubah, Al Jamah & family, Greg Kpowulu, Isaac Mulbah; Family of: Ethel, Gwee and Roland Livingston, John and Judy Flangai, and Uncle Moses Robert.
Bill is preceded in death by; Father, Vessellee; Mother, Yarmah; Sister; Garmai, and Son Tokpa.
Funeral service will be held at the River of Life Lutheran Church, 2200 Fremont Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411 on May 4th, 2019 starting @ 9: A.M.
James and Karon Sanigular @ 651.895.2546
Alice Sanigular @ 1 518.339.4111
Mack and Margaret Seibah @ 612.239.8814
Andrew Gonowolo @ 612.251.0523
Matthew Sanigular @763.412.0209
All Contributions can be made at the Wells Fargo Bank: A/C # 5364133602