Bill Lewis Hershey


August 8, 1926 - March 12, 2018

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Bill Lewis Hershey (WWII), 91, went home to our Heavenly Father on Monday, March 12, 2018. He I preceded in death by parents Leo Hershey (stepfather William Prince) and Sue Prince. Survived by nephew Steve Headley. He was married to his childhood sweetheart from West Chester of 68 years Norma Jean (nee Rub) who preceded in death October 16, 2016. Together they had 4 children Yvonne (Dan) Brunn, Jennifer (Jerry) Schirmer, Annette (Rob Day) Hershey, and son Greg Lewis (late Terri) Hershey also their beloved dog Max. He is the loving grandfather of Joshua (Dawn), Andrea (James), Danielle (Nick), Ryan, Ben, Mariah, Nicole (Chris), Haley, Allie, Kayla, Brandon, Brian, Tommy and Storm, great-grandfather of Deegan, Ethan, Carson, Kiera, Grady, Kaitlynn, Caitlin, Haven, Elliot, the late Myla, Addison, Phoebe, Jackson and coming soon twins. He always wanted to help and serve others thus his legacy began. He was a WWII vet where he served in the South Pacific Leyte, Philippine Islands as a medic from 1945 to 1946. Returned back home and married his childhood sweetheart Norma Jean Rub. Continued on his legacy where he retired from Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals of 43 years also enjoyed playing baseball for many years along with bowling. Throughout his life he served as an elder, usher and trustee at Saint Mark's Lutheran Church for many years in Milford, Ohio. He helped along with others to build part of the new church at Saint Mark's. He served other in need with food baskets. He was a volunteer Mason fire department during his journey in life. He helped build Denis Johnson VFW 6562 in Milford, Ohio. Served as an active member and Post Commander. Served on the veteran's memorial team for several years. He was a strong advocate for all veterans. He served others with humble grace. He always had a heart for others. His legacy will forever be remembered for what he taught his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Love your family, encourage one another to find the joy in the little things, and look to Christ in all things. It is not the man who makes himself but Christ who lives inside the man shielded with His Word. He will be greatly missed by many until we meet again face to face in all of God's Splendor and Glory. Family will receive friends at Saint Mark's Lutheran Church on Friday, March 16th from 11 AM until time of services beginning at 12:30 PM. Memorial donations may be made to Saint Mark's Lutheran School.

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