WILLIAMSTOWN — William E. "Bill" Pifer age 90, of Williamstown died at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Findlay, surrounded by his family.
He was born to the late Floyd and Sophronia (Houdeshell) Pifer in Williamstown on Jan. 18, 1927. Bill married Mona-Myrl Hathaway on June 15, 1947 and she survives.
He is also survived by a daughter, Kathy (Roger) Russell of rural
Forest; grandchildren, Derek (Lisa) Russell of rural Forest, Dustin
Russell of Williamstown, and Devin (Jan) Launder of rural Findlay; great
grandchildren, PFC Kyle Russell of Ft Hood, Texas, Carter Russell,
Riley Launder and Alyssa Launder; and a sister, Arlene (Joe) Schaaf of Jenera.
He was preceded in death by a brother, James Pifer; and sisters: Sara Jane Lintz and Eileen Inbody.
Bill was a member of Bethel Church of Christ where he served as
Sunday School Superintendent, deacon, building fund treasurer, and was
on the Sunday School trip planning committee. Bill owned and operated Pifer Stone Company where he retired in 1990. In 1967, Bill and his wife, Mona-Myrl built then operated the Sulphur Lake Campground for 26 years.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday,
March 30, at the Crates Funeral Home in Arlington. The funeral service
will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday with visitation one hour prior to the
services at the Bethel Church of Christ, with Pastor David Underwood
officiating. Burial will follow at Arlington Cemetery, where full
military rites will be conducted by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial
Memorials may be given to either Bethel Church of Christ or to Bridge Hospice Gift of Dreams.
Online condolences are welcomed at www.coldrencrates.com.