William Edwin Pontow(1927 - 2014)

WILLIAM EDWIN PONTOW William Edwin Pontow age 87 passed away May 3, 2014, in his home surrounded by his family. William was a long time resident of Mt. Pleasant, TN. William was born January 24, 1927 in Chicago, IL to the late Edwin William Pontow and Ruth Rottman. Shortly after finishing high school William went to fight for his country in the United States Navy during World War II. Recently he published a book about his experiences during the war entitled "Pride and Perils of a Young Amphibian." He is a retired fire protection engineer. He enjoyed seeing is many friends each morning at Bucky's here in Columbia. He attended St. Catherine's of Siena Catholic Church. William is survived by his son, David (Kathy) Pontow of Mt. Pleasant; four grandchildren: Erin (Don) La Vete, Sean (Jennifer) Pontow, Megan (Josh) McNeal, Dan Pontow; seven great grandchildren: Donnie and Bella La Vette, Daniel and Logan Pontow, Shelby, Lanie and Katelyn McNeal; one sister, Ruth Hierl. Willaim was preceded in death by his loving wife, Shirley Hough Pontow; grandson, Dan Powtow; great granddaughter Katelyn McNeal. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday May 9, 2014, 11:00 a.m. Directly at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, burial Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Kuiper Funeral Home 9039 Kleinman (two blocks south of Ridge Rd) Highland, IN. www.kuiperfh.com

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Kuiper Funeral Home
9039 Kleinman Road Highland, IN 46322
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Published in The Times from May 7 to May 8, 2014