William Oxender (1924 – 2017)

William J. Oxender, 93, of Bryan and formerly of Kunkle, passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at The Inn at Fountain Park in Bryan.

He was born on February 10, 1924 in Madison Township to Bert and Mabel (Barrett) Oxender. Bill graduated from Kunkle High School in 1942. On August 23, 1947 he married Mary J. Firestone and she preceded him in death on January 15, 2011.

Bill retired from Aro Corp in Bryan in 1989 after approximately 47 years of employment as a general assembler. He was a lifetime member of the Montpelier Moose Lodge #312.

Bill is survived by one daughter, Karen (David) Gallutia of Bryan; one son, Dennis (Jolene) Oxender of Bluffton, OH; four grandchildren, Brian (Brandie) Gallutia, Kelly Gallutia, Carrie (Todd) Burkholder and Luke Oxender; seven great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and sister-in-law, Carman Oxender of Pioneer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Mary Oxender, daughter Sharon K. Michelson, two brothers, Raymond and Richard Oxender and one sister, Helen W. Newman.

In lieu of flowers or gifts donations may be made to the CHP-Hospice. Online condolences may be left at www.thethompsonfuneralhome.com.

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