William Marion Ganger, 95, of Piqua, died at 11:55 p.m. Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the Piqua Manor Nursing Home. He was born July 30, 1918, in Sidney, to the late Lewis Calvin and Sophia Jane (Snow) Ganger. He married Bertha I. Watkins on June 18, 1945 in Sidney; she survives.
Other survivors include six children, Pauline Ganger (late husband James Dudley), Robert (Brenda) Ganger of Sidney, Brenda (Michael) Ward of Piqua, Steven Ganger of Ft. Loramie, Gregory (Tamara) Ganger of Houston, and Shirley (Scott) Cantrell of Panama City Beach, Fla.; ten grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Ganger; two brothers, Henry and Homer Ganger; and four sisters, Mabel Blanchard, Mary Ganger, Helen Jones, and Martha McKinley.
Mr. Ganger attended Houston Schools, worked as a farmer in Shelby County for over thirty-two years and was a driver for the Farmer's Elevator Co. of Houston for 16 years. Following retirement he enjoyed his family, assisting with the elderly by mowing their yards, working outdoors in his gardens, and watching television and the Cincinnati Reds. He was a member of the Houston Congregational Christian Church and will be deeply missed by his many family and friends.
A service to honor his life will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with Rev. Greg Morrow officiating. Burial will follow at Houston Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Houston Congregational Christian Church, 4883 Russia-Houston Rd., Houston, OH 45333.
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