William T. Bill McDowell
- March 15, 2012
- Wolcottville, Indiana
of William's Passing
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I worked with Bill at Essex for years. He was my bowling partner. One of the sweetest guys you would ever met. Rest in peace, Bill.
Posted by: Jean Allen - Monroeville, IN - Friend & Co worker Mar 30, 2012
I was shocked and saddened to learn of Bill's passing. He was such a good guy, and I'm a better person for having known him. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family ~ he loved you all so very much. May your wonderful memories and the love you shared, help get you thru this difficult time. God Bless You.
Posted by: Denise Watkins - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend Mar 21, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I am so sorry for your loss. It's been years since I saw Bill but I remember him very well. He was such a good kid!God Bless All Of You.
Posted by: Elsie Marie Winfrey - Ft.Wayne, IN - friend from Drexel Mar 20, 2012
I grew up with Bill and he was like a brother to me. We bowled together,played a lot of cards in the basement on the weekends, played a lot of baseball at Weiser Park, and both were die hard New York Yankee fans. Bill had a great sense of humor and there never was a dull moment when Bill was around. He will be greatly missed but his memories will live on forever. See you in Heaven good buddy. Steve Arnett
Posted by: Steve Arnett - Fort Wayne, IN - Best of friends Mar 20, 2012
Phyllis, Deb, & Family,
My sincere sympathy & prayers for all of you at this time. I remember Bill's smile & congeniality. I'm sure he will be greatly missed.
Posted by: Judy Worley Demeter - Littleton, CO - Cousin Mar 19, 2012
I have many fond memories from going on family vacations together. I especially remember Bill's love of nature and how he knew the name of every bird he saw. Scott and Ryan, I am so sorry for your loss. I will be keeping you both in my prayers.
Posted by: Kristi Sawyer Ondrovich - New Carlisle, IN - friend Mar 19, 2012
I will always remember the deep love he had for his sons and his family. He enjoyed life and all of God's creation, especially birds and the National Parks of this country. He had a great smile that lit up his whole face and made others smile too.
I am sure he is singing in the greatest praise team ever today!
Posted by: Cheri Sawyer - Columbia City, IN - prior spouse Mar 19, 2012
I used to sit across the aisle from Bill at IBM. We hit it off as Boilermaker fans and enjoyed our discussions around Purdue Football. Bill, Ryan and I ventured out to Pasadena for the Rose Bowl in 2001! That was a great time and I will never forget it. Thanks for your friendship Bill! Everyone we meet, makes an impact on our lives, no matter how big or small. May our Lord provide comfort and peace to those who've been touched by Bill's passing.
Posted by: Dan Garde - Roanoke, IN - Former Coworker Mar 19, 2012
Terry and I will always remember the wonderful summers spent at the lake cottage. Thank you Bill for always making us feel so welcome, for the summer nights sitting around the fire pit, the great memories of boat rides, watching Scott and Ryan do their thing on the knee boards, and just some good ole family time. We pray that God's love will sustain the McDowell family during this very sad time and that you will find peace and condolence with all the memories shared.
Posted by: Terry and Kim McConnell - Sawyer, MI - Brother-in-law Mar 19, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss, your Dad, Brother, and Son was a wonderful man, always caring for others and always had a big smile on his face. We always enjoyed getting together at the lake for family reunions, I know that my mom (Marcy Carpenter) loved her visits with the family at the lake.
Our hearts are sad with the loss of Bill, but we celebrate his life with many wonderful memories.
May God Bless and comfort you, knowing we will all be together again.
Betty Jean and Dallas
Posted by: Betty and Dallas Eckrote - Whiteland, IN - cousin Mar 19, 2012
I'll always remember the trip he took with our family to Califorina many years ago. Eight of us piled in a station wagon...we made it and it was the best vaction ever!
Posted by: Teresa Fackler - New Haven, IN - Sister Inlaw Mar 18, 2012
Debra, This is an old class mate of yours. I'm sorry for your loss. I had not seen your brother since grade school. I knew it was him the minute I saw his picture. His eyes always shined, thats the first thing you'de notice about him. Back in the day he was one of the nicest boys at Zion Lutheran. I know he'll be missed. God be with you and your family. Kathie Germano
Posted by: Kathie Germano - Fort Wayne, IN - Zion Lutheran School Mar 18, 2012
We were so sorry to hear of the abrupt passing of Bill. He had become a volunteer and vital asset to the Kendallville Friendship Food Pantry and will be missed . He was a delight to know. Our good thoughts, and conndolences to Bill's family.
Mark & Bonnie Schuyler
Posted by: Mark & Bonnie Schuyler - Kendallville, IN - Friends Mar 18, 2012
Phyllis and Debbie.....was sorry to read of the passing of Bill at such a young age.... remember, the lake is calming , like Heaven... Thoughts and prayers are with you ...Janet
Posted by: janet werling hakes - fort wyne, IN - neighbor from Weissar park Mar 18, 2012
The lake just won't be the same without him. He was a great uncle. I will miss his laugh the most. It was contagious. Summer will miss her uncle bill too. As much as he teased us both, we always knew how much he loved us.
Posted by: Nicole Happel - Avilla, IN - Niece Mar 17, 2012
We are saddened by Bill's passing at such a young age and offer our heartfelt sympathy to family and friends. Bill was a special part of the Arnett family. We shared many good times together. He and Steve would sing at the top of their lungs till we were sure the neighbors could hear them. To know Bill was to love him. He brought much sunshine to our family. Our love and prayers our with you.
Posted by: Harold and Jean Arnett - Roanoke, IN Mar 17, 2012
The Bible tells us that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. May you find comfort in knowing that Bill is spending eternity with our heavenly Father and the promise that you will see him again. Our love and sympathy go out to you in your time of sorrow.
Posted by: Merle and Lynn Steller - Auburn, IN - Friends Mar 17, 2012
I was heartbroken to read of Bill's death this morning. I loved Bill. He was like a brother to me growing up. We always considered him "one of the family". I have thought about him so many times over the years and would have loved to see him again. Bill always held a "very special" place in my heart. He was truely one of the best childhood friends I ever had. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.
Posted by: Verna (Arnett) Williams - Huntington, IN - friend Mar 17, 2012
Bill was always such a thoughtful person to my family and I. I enjoyed knowing him even if it was just briefly. He was such a strong impact on our family. We will never forget his kind words and heart.
Posted by: Erin Ley - Ft. Wayne, IN - Friend Mar 17, 2012
I read a post on facebook recently about cousins being your first "best friends". I posted it again last night in your memory. It's true, we shared so many memories of our childhood, our grandparents, Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving and the lakes. We saw the losses of the people that we loved, marriages, and the births of our children. The many hours that we spent together - the four of us Me, You, Dick and Debbie and later joined by Mike
Posted by: Diana - Tucson, AZ - Cousin Mar 17, 2012
I will never forget how hospitable and loving you were to everyone you knew and even to people that you did not know. You impacted so many lives in such a positive way. Thank you for all the memories and being the best father to me and grandfather to my kids, I love you Dad.
Posted by: Scott McDowell - Ft. Wayne, IN - Son Mar 17, 2012
I would like to express my feelings of sorrow for the death of Bill. I didn't know him very long, but thought he was a wonderful person. We worked together at the food pantry. My prayers are with you.
Posted by: Janet Bottomley - Kendallville, IN - Friend Mar 17, 2012
Dad- I always knew how much u loved us. I will never forget all of our fires at the lake and all of the stories. My best memories are at the lake. Dad u hold a special place in my heart I am going to miss you so much.
Posted by: Tammy - Fort Wayne, IN - Daughter-in-law Mar 16, 2012
I was so sorry to hear of Bills passing. He was always smiling and so happy when we would get together for family reuions. It seemed he truly enjoyed every day. He had a wonderful voice and sang so lovely and my dads funeral.God bless you all in your time of sorrow and know you will see him again.
Posted by: Rebecca Fey - albion, IN - cousin Mar 16, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Posted by: Kent Miller - Fort Wayne, IN Mar 16, 2012
I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Bill. I was married to Diana Ahlersmeyer in the 1970's and we stayed at Witmer Lake with her mother and Bob and that is how I met Bill. Please accept my condolences and may Bill find peace with the lord..
Posted by: Phillip Whysong - St Petersburg, FL - acquaintence Mar 16, 2012
I'll always remember our National Park hikes and time spent at the Lake. Dad, I will never forget the impact you've made on my life and will always love you.
Posted by: Ryan McDowell - Fort Wayne, IN - Son Mar 16, 2012