Born July 17, 1924 in North Bergen, New Jersey to Adolph and Bertha (Bischoff) Wahl, William “Bill” Henry Wahl passed away June 8, 2018 in Salem, Oregon at the age of 93.
After serving in the U.S. Navy and stationed in the Aleutian Islands during WWII, Bill married Jannie Johnson on February 14, 1953 in Portland.
Before settling into their home on Peoria Road in Corvallis in 1968, Bill and Jannie lived in Longview, WA, Missoula, MT and Kennewick WA. Bill worked 47 years as a Millwright in the pulp and paper industry, retiring from Georgia Pacific of Halsey, OR. In 2006, they moved to Mennonite Village in Albany and then settled in Salem in 2013.
Bill loved spending his time hunting and fishing with friends as well as watching baseball games both live and on TV. He attended several Major League Baseball tours.
Bill is preceded in death by his sister, Adalaide Walther of New Jersey. He is survived by his wife Jannie Wahl of Salem; sons, Matthew (Rhonda) Wahl of Salem and Gerald (Amanda) Wahl of Walla Walla, WA; daughter, Rene-Catherine Wahl of Lakeview, OR; beloved granddaughter Samantha Wahl of Salem; sister, Joan Jacobus of Whiting, NJ along with several nieces and nephews.
Bill’s family extends their sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff at Windsong Memory Care in Salem and Serenity Hospice for their compassionate and loving care of Bill.
Private services will be held a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Serenity Hospice of Salem, in William’s name. Assisting is Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.
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Please accept my most sincere condolences on the passing of your dad, my uncle Bill. I was very fond of him and respected his work ethic and his ability to balance quality time hunting with his buddies. A good man has gone missing