Lewis William "Bill" Stine (1926 - 2017)

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Lewis William "Bill" Stine, 91, of Brownstown, passed away at 3:50 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care in Vandalia.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in St. Peter, with the Rev. Ryan Meyer officiating. Burial was in St. Peter Cemetery, with military rites accorded by Brownstown VFW Post 9770. Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home in Brownstown. Memorials: St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Online condolences can be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com.
Mr. Stine was born on Tuesday, March 23, 1926, in Brownstown, the son of C.E. and Minnie (Bauer) Stine. He married Helene Mercier on April 20, 1947; she preceded him in death on Sept. 22, 2012, after 65 years of marriage.
Bill joined the U.S. Navy in 1943 and was honorably discharged in 1947. He served on the USS Charles F. Hughes, a Benson-class destroyer. He was a bus driver for Brownstown Community Unit School District No. 201 for 44 years, a farmer and a mechanic at Zimmer Body Shop. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, a life member of VFW Post 9770 and a retired member of the Brownstown Fire Department. Bill loved the Chicago Cubs, playing dominoes, bowling and playing pinochle, especially with his Brookstone Estates family.
He is survived by his daughters, Linda (Roger) Herrmann, and Nancy (Mike) Kistler, both of Brownstown; grandchildren, Bruce Boaz Jr. of Vandalia, Christina (Kevin) Kramer of Strasburg, Brian Herrmann of Effingham, John Herrmann of Effingham and Wes Kistler of Brownstown; great-grandchildren, Jacob Kramer of Carbondale, Isaac Kramer of Strasburg, Stacy Boaz of Vandalia and Ashley Shewmake of Effingham; sister-in-law, Esther Stine of Brownstown; and son-in-law, Bruce Boaz Sr. of Brownstown; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife; a daughter, Mary Boaz; and 11 brothers and sisters.
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Published in The Leader-Union from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, 2017
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