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Bill Deischer

Thursday, July 3, 2008

William E. "Bill" Deischer, 63, of Linton, passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was born July 4, 1944, in Terre Haute, the son of Carl & Mary Bell (Petro) Deischer.

He was a member of Masonic Lodge #560, American Legion Post #22, & VFW Post #7118, all of Linton, and was Past Commander of the VFW. He served in the United States Army from 1962-1967 and was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving as a drill sergeant at Ft. Lewis, Washington. He also served in Korea and Germany.

Survivors include: his wife, Margaret (Kugler) Deischer of Linton, to whom he was married May 5, 1966; a son, Bill (Becky) Deischer of Linton; two daughters, Mariann (Dave) Fields of Linton and Heidi Woodruff of Linton; a brother, Carl Deischer of Goshen; and a sister, Donna McCoskey of Blackhawk, nine grandchildren, Isaac and Jessica Donie, Jonathon Secrest, Aubrey and Wyatt Franklin, Maggie Woodruff, and Dyllanne, Patton, and Aurek Deischer; andtwo great-grandchildren, Madison Russell & Kalen Donie.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, John A. Deischer, Oct. 7, 2004, and a sister, Linda Armstrong, in 1975.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday July 7, at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home Linton Chapel with Mike Chapman officiating.

Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. The Linton American Legion & VFW will conduct military graveside rites.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and after 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Masonic services will be conducted at 7 P.M. on Sunday.

Online condolences can be made at www.welchcornett.com.