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Hi I'm Bill Zierse

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 60 years old, father of 5 children, grandfather of 19 grandchildren and one on the way. Married to a beautiful gal named Patti. I have 1 brother. My mother passed 5 years ago in March. My dad is still alive and is 90 years old. I love golfing and watching my grandchildren play ball, any kind. I am now an assistant coach for my oldest grand child, Trey. I work for Element Homes and I love it. My bosses treat me very well and have a lot of confidence in my abilities. I was born in Rotterdam, South Holland, the Netherlands and came to the US in 1953. I was married to Patti in May of 1971. I will be married to her for 41 years this May. She is my favorite and the love of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

The reason we came to the US was that my Dad after being converted to the church, wanted to live in Zion. I was a year old when I became very ill. My Mom was a member and wanted the missionaries to give me a blessing. My Dad told my Mom that he didn't believe in that "Voo-Doo" magic and wouldn't do it. I became even sicker and my Dad was afraid I was going to die, so he told my Mom to bring the missionaries over to give me that blessing. They told my Dad that if he would fast for 24 hours that they would give me the blessing. He had just finished a bottle of pickled herring (very salty), but he promised and didn't even drink or eat anything for that specified time. They gave me a blessing and I became well that next morning. I've cherished that story and have lived my religion since.

How I live my faith

I have been a 1st and 2nd counselor in two different Bishopric's. I have also been a Y-Men's president 4 times, also in different wards. I am now helping my wife teach the Sunbeam class in primary. We have also been Road show directors and sing in the choir. We love Utah and plan to stay here for the rest of our lives.