The longtime mayor of Minden died Wednesday from complications that arose following major back surgery in April.
Bill Robertson served six terms as mayor of Minden, beginning in January 1991. Before that, the Democrat served for 11 years on the Webster Parish Police Jury, representing District 6. Robertson also served on the Minden City Council from 1975 to 1978.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara and three adult children. He was 75. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Joe Cornelius, Sr., who has been on the city council 2 1/2 years, is serving as Mayor Pro Tem until the city council appoints a interim mayor, which must take place within 20 days.
The interim mayor will serve until a special election can be held in October.