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C.W. "Bill" Soendlin, 78, Greensburg, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, at Decatur County Memorial Hospital.
Born Nov. 26, 1938, in Decatur County, Jackson Township, he was the son of Karl Soendlin and May (Bokelman) Richter. The 1956 graduate of Napoleon High School married Janice Larrison June 6, 1964, at the New Point Christian Church.
Bill worked 38 years for the Peoria & Eastern, New York Central, Penn Central, Conrail and CSX Railroad. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1956-64. He was a member of the American Legion Post 129 in Greensburg and the Retired Railroaders Group. Bill enjoyed politics and served as the Salt Creek Township Trustee from 1978-86 and was on the Rossburg Cemetery Board. Bill was a member of the New Point Christian Church, where he was a past elder and deacon, and the Greensburg Christian Church. He loved his church and was very active in missions.
He enjoyed bowling, was an avid Reds fan, loved railroading and was a lifelong rail buff. He and his wife loved to travel and have been to all 50 states plus Canada. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by going on a cruise to Alaska. He was an active member of the Greensburg Senior Citizens and the Greensburg and Batesville YMCA .
Bill is survived by his wife of 52 years, Janice Soendlin; his sons Deron Soendlin (Rhonda), Germantown Hills, Illinois, David Soendlin (Carrie), Greensburg, and Dyar Soendlin (Sheryl), Greensburg. He will also be missed by his grandchildren Katelynn Giraldo (Camilo), Bradley Soendlin and Drew, Claire and Logan Soendlin; and his siblings Richard Soendlin (Rebecca), Indianapolis, and Donna Swigart (Bill), Rushville; and several nieces and nephews. He will be truly missed by his family and friends.
Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 27, from 4-8 p.m. at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, and Saturday, Jan. 28, from 10-11 a.m. at New Point Christian Church. Services will start at 11 a.m. Saturday with Mark Vice officiating. Burial will follow services in Rossburg Cemetery with military graveside rites.
Memorials are suggested to American Heart Fund, New Point Christian Church Mission Fund or First Christian Church in Greensburg Mission Fund in care of Meyers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 202, Batesville, IN 47006. Online condolences may be made at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.
Published on January 26, 2017
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