Tuesday, April 8th, 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. Eleanore Sandkuhl, who survives.
Other survivors are three sons, Marvin R., Celina, and Donald Eugene and Raydell, both of 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, five great-grandchildren, 14 stepgrandchildren and 30 stepgreat-grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Robert; a sister, Bernice Vermillion; and two stepgrandchildren.
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 are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Paul Baglien officiating. Burial is at Buck Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is one hour prior to the service at the church.
Contributions can be made to the church or Grand Lake Hospice.