William H. Colgrove

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William H. Colgrove
AIKEN, SC - William Henry Colgrove of Aiken, S.C. passed away May 5, 2017 at 91 years. He was born on March 25, 1926 in Hammond Indiana to the late William and Grace Colgrove. William is survived by his lovely wife Alice Kathryn Colgrove whom he married on July 16, 1950. This year would have marked their 67th year as a couple. William is also survived by his siblings: Patricia (Ted) Fike and Rex Colgrove. He was preceded in death by his sibling Roy who died in infancy, and a sister June Geiselman.
William is survived by his 3 children: Craig William (Geri) Colgrove, Diana Colgrove (Ray) Hannah and Donald Alan (Melissa)Colgrove. He also had 7 grandchildren: Mathew Colgrove, Nathan Colgrove , Sonya Cober , Jessica Hannah, Rachel Wolfe, Alan Colgrove and Addison Colgrove. Bringing additional joy to their life was his 6 great-grandchildren: Daisey Colgrove, Sam Colgrove, Elizabeth Colgrove, Sofi Cober, Charlie Cober, and Hannah Grace Colgrove.
William left Peru High School to join the army to be a cryptographer in WWII reaching the rank of sergeant. He was honorably discharged to attend Purdue University and obtain a degree in Botany. Following that he worked for Morton Salt before working for Dow Chemical for 29 years. He retired from Midland Michigan and moved to Winter Haven, Florida in 1990 before moving to Aiken South Carolina in 2011. William enjoyed being a Mason and in addition was a proud member of the Shriners.
A private memorial service will be held by family at a later date.
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on May 6, 2017