Thursday, April 10th, 2008
William J. Hoenie, 92, 5659 Miller Road, Celina, died at 1:30 p.m. April 6, 2008, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 19, 1915, in Mercer County, to Carl J. and Freda Clott Hoenie. On Feb. 15, 1974, he married M. Eleanor Sandkuhl, who survives.
Other survivors are two sons, Marvin R., Celina, and Donald Eugene (Raydell), Clarksville, Tenn.; three stepsons, James E. Johns, St. Marys, Larry W. (Patty) Johns, Moulton, and Roger D. (Terry) Johns, Auburn Hills, Mich.; a sister, Margaret Yahl, St. Marys; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 14 stepgrandchildren and 30 stepgreat-grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Robert; a sister, Bernice Vermillion; and one stepgrandchild.
He was a retired farmer and a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Celina, and Hopewell Grange, He served as a Hopewell Township trustee and a Mercer County Fair Board member for many years.
Services were Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Paul Baglien officiated. Burial was at Buck Cemetery, Celina.
Contributions can be made to the church or Grand Lake Hospice. Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, was in charge of arrangements.