William Whitaker

DAYTON - William Lowell Whitaker, 81, died Sunday, May 21 at Wood Glen Alzheimers Community in Dayton Ohio.

He was born August 29,1935 on his family farm outside of Huntsville to Martha and Kenneth Scheurman. He was later adopted by his grandparents, Hazel and William J. Whitaker.

On August 10,1958, he married Elaine Kleczkowski in Baltimore, Maryland. She preceded him in death in 2010.

He served in the U.S. Army as an explosive ordnance disposal specialist stationed at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri and Fort George Meade in Maryland.

He was a lifelong farmer and also worked several years as a truck driver at Huntsville Grain Elevator, Ohio Ready Mix, Beard Oil Company and Ryder Trucking. In his earlier years, he also would break horses. He was a member of the Charles Collins American Legion Post 381, Huntsville and the Indian Lake Moose Lodge #1533.

He was a motor sports and motorcycle enthusiast.

He is survived by his three children: Cindy (Jamie) Harter of Grand Rapids, Ohio; Bill (Debi) Whitaker, Middletown, Ohio; and Rosanna Henry, Zanesfield, Ohio. He was blessed with grandchildren Brooke (Jason) Klaus; Josh Harter; Nathan (Jane) Henry; Jennifer (Tom) Garst; Cory (Timea) Whitaker; Seth Henry; Jonah Harter; Daniel Whitaker; Timmy (Andee) Lewis; Joey Lewis (Danielle Blair); Megan (Justin) Esmael; Tom (Gabrielle) Alig; and Addison (Brianne) Alig. He leaves behind great grandchildren: Blake, Noah, Hazel, William, Landen, Joseph, Morgan, Deliah, Luci, McKenna, Kaleigha, and Kinzlee and a sister Louise of Mansfield, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Dick.

Funeral services are 1:00 pm, Friday, May 26, 2017 at Shoffstall Funeral Home North Chapel, 115 N. Main St., Lakeview, OH 43331, with visitation from 11-1. Burial is in Huntsville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given in his name to Logan County Veteran Services.

Arrangements are in the care of SHOFFSTALL FUNERAL HOME, Lakeview. Condolences may be expressed at

Published in Weekly Currents from May 26 to May 27, 2017
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