Obituaries 7-26-18

William Waller

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William Waller
William Earl “Willie/Bill” Waller, age 80, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away at 11:50 a.m. on Tuesday, July 17th, 2018, at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
Bill entered this life on December 5th, 1937, in Aurora, Indiana, the son of the late Gabriel Lee and Elizabeth Marietta (Goodner) Waller. He was raised in Switzerland County, and was a 1955 graduate of the Vevay High School, where he participated in Future Farmers of America (FFA), track and refereed intramural girl’s volleyball. He was a finalist in the state algebra competition.
William was united in marriage on May 28th, 1957, in Lawrenceburg, Indiana to Yvonne June Mellen, and to this union arrived three sons and one daughter to bless their home. William and June shared 61 years of marriage together until his death.
After high school, he was a fireman on the New York Central Railroad on the Cincinnati to Indianapolis line for three years then he returned to the family farm to assist his father. He was employed for McCoy Implement Company in Olean, Indiana. In 1961, the family moved to Aurora, Indiana, where William worked for Aurora Utilities for four years. In Aurora, he was a volunteer fireman with Fire Company #2.
William found his true calling in 1964 as a truck driver. For the next 36 years he drove for Aikens Truck Lines, Doxol Bottle Gas, Reis Brothers Trucking, Ringle Express, Container Carrier Corporation and Aurora Casket Company from which he retired in 2000, after 23 years of dedication. William was very proud of the fact that he had driven in every state of the continental United States. Of the millions of miles driven many were on one of his three motorcycles. He was a member of the Retreads Motorcycle Club of the Tri-State. William was a jokester and never met a stranger. He loved life and enjoyed playing cards, eating out and vacationing with his family and friends.
William will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 61 years, Yvonne June (Mellen) Waller of Aurora; his sons: Richard Dale Waller and his wife Lisa Baer of Aurora, Larry Dean Waller and his wife Maria of Moores Hill, Indiana, and William G. Waller and his wife Stacy of Louisville, Kentucky; by his daughter, Kathy Lynn Rogers and her husband Kris Bachmann of Louisville, Kentucky; by his grandchildren: Michael Joe (Amanda) Waller of Greendale, Indiana, Thomas Ryan Waller of Aurora, David Leon (Brandice) Waller of Lafayette, Indiana, Amy Lee Waller of Lima, Ohio, Bronson Edgar (Kayla) Bachmann of Ft Wayne, Indiana, Rebecca Erin Waller, Ashley Nichole Waller and Bradley Aaron Waller all of Louisville, Kentucky; his 11-great-grandchildren; his brother, Paul Waller of Mayo, Florida; his sister, Ruth Elaine Waller of North Vernon, Indiana; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gabriel Lee Waller, who died on March 23rd, 1997 and Elizabeth Marietta (Goodner) Waller, who died on October 28th, 1964; by his granddaughter, Inness Elizabeth (Waller) Bishop, who died on October 12th, 2016; by his infant sister, Anna Margaret Waller, who died in 1942; by his brother, Raymond Lee Waller, who died on January 26th, 1998; by his aunt, Dorothy (Waller) Goodpastor, who died on February 6th, 2002; and his son-in-law, Roland Rogers, who died on May 19th, 1995.
Friends were invited to call on the family on Friday, July 20th, 2018, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, July 21st, by Reverend C. Martin Justice at the funeral home. Interment followed in the Vevay Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Aurora Emergency Unit or Aurora Fire Department Station. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com