The Van Wert County Courthouse

Thursday, May. 28, 2020

William C. Haller

William C. “Bill” Haller, 89, of Van Wert, passed away at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Van Wert.

He was born December 8, 1930, in Van Wert, the son of Eugene B. Haller Sr. and Irene (Boroff) Haller, who both preceded him in death. 

William Haller
(young)
William Haller
(later)

Bill was a quiet, soft spoken man. Anyone he met instantly liked him. On October 2, 1954, he married the love of his life, June Valerie (Creak) Haller, in St. Mary’s Parish Church of Ely, Cambridgeshire, England. Bill met his bride when stationed there while serving in the military. He very much enjoyed being in the United States Air Force for 20 years and served in various countries, including Labrador, Germany, England, France, and Thailand. Bill retired from his military career in April 1971 as a master sergeant. He later retired from the United States Post Office in Van Wert after 20 years of service as a mail clerk and carrier.

In addition to his wife, June, he is survived by two daughters, Jane (Ed) Jacob of Van Wert and Sandra (Grant Hovis) Cobble of Fort Wayne, Indiana; a brother, Donald (Diane) Haller of Van Wert; two grandchildren, Nicole (Greg) Byrum and Matthew Frazier; four great-grandchildren, Noelle Byrum, Calvin Byrum, Estella Frazier, and Hayley Frazier; and a sister in law, Jackie Haller.

Bill was also preceded in death by his brothers, Eugene B. (Berta) Haller Jr., John (Joyce) Haller, and Samuel Haller; and a sister, Katherine (Pete) Agler.

Bill was a “jack of all trades” and single-handedly built their large family room addition.  Another thing that Bill enjoyed with his wife, June, was taking a yearly vacation to Oahu, Hawaii. This was a very special place for them. Bill was a very special man and will be missed very much by his family and friends. 

During his life, Bill had been a member of American Legion Post 178, Elks Lodge 1197, Moose Lodge 1320, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5803, all of Van Wert; and the American Military Society. He had attended Calvary Evangelical Church and Lifehouse Church, both of Van Wert.

Because of national health concerns, Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory and the Haller family are following directives outlined by the Ohio Department of Health, limiting attendance to the visitation and funeral service to immediate family only

Public memorial services will be announced at a later date.

Either call 419.238.1112 or go online at www.alspachgearhart.com to express condolences. A video recording of Bill’s funeral can be viewed Thursday afternoon at www.alspachgearhart.com/obituary/william-haller.  

Preferred memorials: A military charity of the donor’s choice.

POSTED: 03/31/20 at 3:04 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries