William Stone, Jr, 76

William I Stone, Jr (76yo) was born August 14, 1946 to William I Sr and Helen
(Reisman) Stone. He died September 28, 2022 surrounded by his family. Bill was loved
and admired by many. He was a devout member of Immaculate Conception Parish in
Millhousen, Indiana. He attended St Meinrad College earning degrees in Theology and
Philosophy. He later enlisted in the US Army and reported for Basic Training at Fort
Knox. After excelling at the entry aptitude exam, he was transferred to Fort Bliss, Texas
where he spent his remaining years of service devoted to the Nike Hercules Air Defense
Missile Defense System. Once Honorably Discharged from the US Army, he spent his
civilian career working in many different engineering positions with multiple
corporations, namely Ford Motor Company.
Bill enjoyed spending time with his brothers restoring muscle cars, mainly Fords. He was
devoted to his family and friends, sharing his time and talents solving problems, building
homes, perfecting pine-wood derby cars, and fixing anything mechanical. He excelled at
electronics and computer technology. Bill was a wealth of knowledge with varied
interests and a resource for all his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Sandy; brother, Gary; and sister-in-law,
Shelia. He is survived by his siblings: Toni (Darol) Collins, Cindy (Don) Mauer, Jean
Treadway, Steve Stone, David (Cindy) Stone, Ken (Gretchen) Stone, Tim (Kim) Stone,
Rita (Kenny) Peters, Julie (Steve) Gilland; 27 nieces and nephews; 51 great-nieces and
nephews; 8 great-great nieces and nephews; and countless friends.
Family and friends will gather at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4, 2022,  at Porter-
Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg to pray the rosary.   Visitation will follow
until 7:00 p.m. The family will also receive friends from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. on
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 with the funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 a.m. at the
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Millhousen with Rev. John Meyer
officiating. Interment with full military graveside honors will be held in the Immaculate
Conception Catholic Cemetery in Millhousen.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Stone Family Memorial Fund via Decatur
County Community Foundation, American Diabetes Association, American Heart
Association, or the donor’s choice.
Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com

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