William H. “Bill” Gasche, age 76, of Stryker, passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Community Hospitals and Wellness Center of Williams County in Bryan. Bill had worked at Dinner Bell Foods in Archbold and North Carolina for 31 years as a supervisor, and he then worked at Sauder Woodworking in Archbold for nine years until his retirement.
Bill was born in Pettisville on November 4, 1936, the son of William E. and Marjorie (Biddle) Gasche. On August 29, 1980 he married Thelma “Tootie” Farmer, and she survives. Bill enjoyed woodworking and was a fine craftsman. He was an excellent bowler, enjoyed NASCAR, golf outings, camping, and square dancing. Bill was a strong man and a family man, who leaves a spunky legacy. He paved a road that the family will be proud to follow.
Bill is survived by his wife, Tootie, of 32 years; his children, William (Barb) Gasche, Terry Gasche, Tammy (Mike) Olmstead, Debby Smout; step-children, Traci (Brett) Tucker, Alan (Laura) Huffman, Marcella (Jr.) Ordway; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 10 step-great grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Lou Huss and Lois Plotts; and one brothers, Jim Gasche. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at the Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker, where the Celebration of Bill’s Life will follow at 3:00 P.M. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the American Cancer Society.