Sept. 18, 1936-July 12, 2012
William F. “Bill” Lane, 75, died Thursday at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center, Van Wert.
He was born Sept. 18, 1936, in Van Wert to Benjamin Franklin and Juanita Parrish Lane, who preceded him in death.
On June 14, 1958, he married Helen Joan White, who died Aug. 12, 1996. He then married Mary Ward, who survives in Lima.
Survivors include sons Billy (Barb) Lane and Chris (Peggy) Lane, both of Delphos; daughters Suzette (Kevin) Sanders, Diane (Jim) Diltz and Gail Lane-Clark, all of Delphos; brothers Jim (Betty) Lane of Van Wert and Gary Lane of Michigan; sister-in-law Sandy Lane; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and his chihuahua, Precious.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Shirly Forwerck.
Mr. Lane retired from Fruehauf after 35 years. He was a National Guard veteran. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 370. He attended Trinity Friends Church in Van Wert. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast who enjoyed riding his Goldwing on yearly trips with his friends. He enjoyed horses and pigeons and was an avid fan of The Ohio State University Buckeyes. He also enjoyed to dance with his friends at the Botkins Dance Club.
Services will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, The Rev. Neil Hammonds will officiate. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery in Middle Point with military rites by Delphos Veterans Council.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
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