William “Bill” Propst of Elephant Butte, NM passed away peacefully in his home on April 23, 2021.  Bill was born August 1944 in Ainsworth, NE to parents Henry and Gladys both of whom have been awaiting his reunion in Heaven.  Other family  members awaiting his arrival in Heaven include: his brother Richard; former spouse Susan; great-grand daughter, Elizabeth; and son-in-law, Jim. Bill graduated from Springview High School and soon joined the Army.  Upon his return to Nebraska, he worked for the Dept. of Roads for 47 years.  Bill was a proud member of the American Legion for 53 years making countless friends along the way.  Those left to pass along stories and memories about Bill are his wife Maurene; children: Tammy, Ryan, and Kristie; step-children Colleen, Ian, and Sean; sister, Betty; brother, Elvin; and thirteen grandchildren.  While Bill’s spirit soars to be reconnected with friends and family, those of us still here on earth know he is smiling down, pleased that his earthly remains are lovingly kept in something not made in China.  Family requests instead of flowers that a small donation be made to the American Legion Post 44 of Elephant Butte, NM. 

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Kirikos Family Funeral Home, Inc. & Sierra Crematory, LLC, 303 N. Cedar St., T. or C., NM 87901, 575/894-2574. For online memorial messages please visit

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I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was a wonderful man. Always had a smile for everybody. He was ready to help wherever he was needed. He will be greatly missed. I know he got the best of care, having Maureen as his nurse. God Bless You! Love, Bonnie from Bassett


We were so very happy to have net Bill and Maurene a little over two years ago and became great friends. Bill always gave the best hugs which I will miss!! It comforts me to know that Bill is at peace now! WeI will remember you always Bill - with love.. Carl and Bonnie Sherman

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