COVINGTON - William H. "Bill" Kallen, 79 of Covington, passed away Friday, April 19, 2013, at the Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton. Bill was born in Paterson, N.J. on Nov. 22, 1933, to the late Henry and Kate (Kursch) Kallen.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran as a SSGT and served from 1954-58. He was a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and served as a missionary for four years in Belize, Central America with Gospel Missionary Union; was pastor for seven years at Mt. Pleasant Church, Van Wert, pastor for six years at Free Christian Evangelical Church, Smeth Port, Pa., retired from PSA/US Airways with 15 years service as an aircraft mechanic and was a member of Friendship Community Church, Covington.
Bill is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judy L. (Laughman) Kallen; three sons, Daniel Kallen of Chicago, Ill., Darin and wife, Marcia Kallen of Troy and Derrick "Rick" Kallen of Piqua; daughter and son-in-law, Delanie and Robert Switzer of Orlando, Fla.; six grandchildren, Justin Knight, Kailey Kallen, Jordan Knight, Nathan Kallen, Kara Kallen, and Lauren Kallen; mother-in-law, Jessie Laughman of Troy.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Friendship Community Church, Covington with the Rev. Donald Dudgeon officiating. The family will receive friends 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the Bridges-Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Covington and again Monday 10 a.m. until time of service at the church.
If desired, contributions may be made to the Friendship Community Church. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockerfraley.com.
Published in Piqua Daily Call on Apr. 19, 2013