William Robert "Bill" Littlefield

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FORT LORAMIE - William Robert "Bill" Littlefield, 84, of Fort Loramie, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Jan. 10, 2013, at 2:48 p.m. at Dorothy Love Retirement Community, Sidney, after a long, brave battle with cancer.
Bill was born July 23, 1928, in Shelby County, the son of the late William M. and Nora (Davis) Littlefield.
He was married to June Edge on Oct. 12, 1956, and she preceded him in death Aug. 30, 1999.
Bill is survived by his children, Pam (Rod) Koch, of Dacula, Ga., Doug Banker, of Sidney, Millie (Curt) Blust, of Dublin, Jane Littlefield, Joan Littlefield and Bill Littlefield, all of Sidney; a sister, Edith Hussey ,of Sidney; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1950-1952 during the Korean War. His work career spanned a period of more than 45 years ending with his retirement in 1989. Early in his life, Bill had worked for his father at the Sidney Elevator. Throughout his lifetime, he also completed several special projects for Ralph Stolle at Stolle Corp.
In his spare time, Bill loved the outdoors. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and also spent many hours' playing cards with his card buddies, Dick Fisher, Jim Vordemark and Marion Elsner. Bill loved to follow the Cincinnati Reds baseball and the Cleveland Browns football teams. He loved his family, his grandchildren and will be sadly missed by all.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at noon at the Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney, by Chaplain Maureen McCarthy-Magill. Burial will follow at Shelby Memory Gardens with full military services provided by American Legion Post 217.
Friends and family may call from 10 to noon on Monday prior to the services.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Dorothy Love Retirement Community or Senior Independence Hospice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
The staff of the Adams Funeral Home has been entrusted with all funeral arrangements.
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Published in Sidney Daily News on Jan. 11, 2013
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