William Howard â€śBillâ€ť Nagel, 90, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at his residence.
He was born July 11, 1920, in Wapakoneta, the son of Rose (Strominger) and Wilbur Nagel, who preceded him in death. On April 13, 1950, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, he married Theresa Niese, who survives after 61 years of marriage.
Also surviving are two sons, Dave Nagel and Mark (Chris) Nagel; two daughters, Bernie (Jay) Lindquist and Mick (Scott) Carlson; many grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Barbara Nagel.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bob and Paul Nagel.
He was part-owner of Nagel Electric Store in Wapakoneta, where he spent his entire career as an electrician. A graduate of St. Joseph Catholic High School, he was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps and served four years in the Pacific Theatre. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta. He was a charter member of VFW Post 8445 and a member of Knights of Columbus Council 1272, both of Wapakoneta. He loved to travel and never tired of relaying stories of family vacations, especially of a road trip to Alaska. He was passionate about hiking and taking photographs.
Mass of Christian Burial is at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Patrick Sloneker officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Wapakoneta, where full military rites will be conducted by the Wapakoneta VFW.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta.
Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Ritaâ€™s Hospice.
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