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William R. White

Visitation:
Friday, June 15, 2012
11:00 AM until 1:00 PM
Grace Ev. Lutheran Church
913 Nebraska St.
Oshkosh, WI 54902

Service:
Friday, June 15, 2012
1:00 PM
Grace Ev. Lutheran Church
913 Nebraska St.
Oshkosh, WI 54902

 
William R. "Bill" White, age 91, of Oshkosh, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the Bethel Home. Bill was born on February 22, 1921 in Springfield, Ohio, a son of the late Earl B. and Madge G. (Russell) White. William married Ruth M. Schmalz, and she preceded him in death in November of 1998. He was a long time member of Grace Ev. Lutheran Church and was also a 55 year member of the Local 577 of the IBEW having been a Master Electrician most of his life. Bill greatly enjoyed hunting, and competitive trap shooting and was the past president of the Fox Valley Gun Club. He also competed with high power rifles for many years along with pistol competitions, both large and small bore. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include three step-sons, Tom Rees, Dale (Diane) Rees and Michael (Judy) Rees, all of Oshkosh; a daughter, Sharon (Ed) Wales of Rhinelander, a step-daughter, Joanne (Joe) Ruffie, also of Rhinelander; seven grandchildren, Amy (Scott) Spencer, Kimberly (Mike) DeBay, David (Tracy) Rees, Derek Rees, Kyle Rees, Todd Rees and Laura Payne. Six great-grandchildren, Tercci, Mabel, Lulu, Carson, Hailey, and Keegan; he is further survived by two brother-in-laws, Fred Stearns and Melvin Rymer, other relatives and many dear friends and fellow trap shooting acqaintances.
Funeral services for William will be held on Friday, June 15, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in Grace Ev. Lutheran Church, 913 Nebraska Street, Oshkosh, with Pastor Chadwick Graham officiating. A time of visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow in Peace Lutheran Cemetery. A memorial fund will be established. "Don't worry about me, I'm out breaking birds and hitting bullseyes way up above!" Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the:
Fiss & Bills-Poklasny Funeral Homes
Oshkosh
920-235-1170
www.fissbillspoklasny.com





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