William "Bill" Hjortaas - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

William “Bill” Hjortaas

June 17, 1949 - October 14, 2022

William Harvey Hjortaas

Age 73, of Richfield, passed away peacefully at home on October 14. Bill is survived by wife, Cheryl Hjortaas; children, Jennifer (Shane) Oberg, William (Lisa) Hjortaas, Caroline (Jeffrey) Erickson and Elizabeth (Thomas) Mayer; grandchildren, Bryttany Foss, Alexis and Amelia Hjortaas, Grace and Noah Erickson, Mason and Helen Mayer; and great-grandson, Dash Frane. Preceded in death by parents, Harvey and Agnes Hjortaas; grandson, TJ Foss; and brother, Charles Hjortaas.

Memorials preferred to Wounded Warriors.


  1. Larry A Lotzer says:

    Bill and Cheryl were a great example of Godly marriage to us all! Shared values was a course offered to all city of richfield employees and bill was “king” of gracious, kind, giving and being magnanimous! Cheryl was his queen and greatest cheerleader Bill will be dearly missed!

  2. Jay Burns says:

    Cheryl, I’m so, so sorry to hear of Bills passing. He was such
    a great man & a great friend & we were all lucky to work with
    him. Every time I called him after hours ( which was often), he would promptly respond with a smile on his face.
    My sincerest condolences….he will be greatly missed!

  3. Julie Urban says:

    Cheryl – We are so sorry for your loss. Bill was such a gracious man. His gentle smile and kind words will be missed. Know that we in Community Development are thinking of you.

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