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William “Bill” Westmeier

William “Bill” Westmeier, 66, of Versailles passed away at 6:15 a.m., Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at his home. He was born at Milan on March 21, 1952, the son of Aaron and Geneva Kieffer Westmeier. He was married to Mary Ann Strunck on April 24, 2004 and she survives.

Other survivors include one son Aaron Westmeier of Versailles; stepson Vincent (Jessica) Kieffer of Versailles; stepdaughter Vanessa Kieffer of Versailles; grandchildren Evan, Lilly, Alex, Abby, Devin, Anna Rae, and Jacob; two sisters Linda (Terry) Hillman of Connersville, and Patricia (Paul) Reese of Milan. He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter Clarissa Lee Westmeier.

Mr. Westmeier was a 1970 graduate of South Ripley High School. He was a 30 year employee of Cummins Engine in Columbus where he worked in various positions. After his retirement from Cummins, Bill worked in maintenance for the Waters of Dillsboro, but his favorite job was being a farmer like his father was. Bill was always of a kind heart and gentle soul and some of his favorite things were watching the Three Stooges, playing euchre, and spending time with his family. Bill was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church at Olean.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 2 at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Curtis Black officiating. Burial was in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the Special Olympics in care of the funeral home.