William "Bill" J. Ansted, 61, of Lindsey, Ohio, died Sunday, June 8, 2008, in Fremont.
He was born July 19, 1946, in Fremont to the now deceased John and Alice (Mauch) Ansted. Bill was a 1964 graduate of Harris-Elmore School and The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Food Science degree in 1968. He served in the U.S. Army from 1969-71. Bill was a farmer and worked in the design lab at Green Bay Packaging.
On Oct. 28, 1972, he married Barbara Steele in Maumee, Ohio, and she survives. Bill was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Gibsonburg.
He loved being creative at his job, flying, campaigning for his wife, and ballroom dancing. Bill also enjoyed boating, spending time with his family, history, and singing in the choir. He also loved to tell jokes. Bill was a man of his word and was just recently elected the First Vice-president of Church Council. He had a very strong faith in God.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, is a son, Andrew "AJ" Ansted of Lindsey; sister, Carolyn (Kenneth) Neeb of Elmore; and brother, Roger (Terri) Ansted of Richmond, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Allison Ansted, and his parents.
Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. Wednesday at Herman-Kinn-Veh Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Gibsonburg, Ohio, and from 9:30 a.m. Thursday until services at 10:30 a.m. in Zion Lutheran Church. Pastor Blair Miller will officiate. Burial will follow at Harris-Elmore Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, Zion Lutheran Church or to the Allison Ansted Scholarship Memorial Fund in care of 5/3 Bank.
To view Bill's In Memory Video Tribute or to send condolences, visit: hermankinn.com.