William (Bill) R Blaising, 72 of Roanoke, IN, passed away at his home, on April 24, 2022. He was born on December 21, 1949 (Ft Wayne, IN), to Stephen and Viola Blaising. In 2005, he retired from General Electric Transformer division, where he worked since high school. He served in the Army 2nd Battalion 12th Infantry (1969-1971) and was deployed to Vietnam. He then joined the Indiana Air Guard in 1983 and retired in 2003, serving one deployment to Kuwait. During his retirement, one of his biggest enjoyments was driving a school bus for Northern Wells Community School, where he supported and watched the students at the many different school activities. He adored his grandchildren and attended many of their activities to support them. His hobbies included his pets, feeding the birds, helping other people, and working in his yard. He also loved his church family and enjoyed doing things for the church. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Bonnie, son Andy (Rachel) Blaising (Roanoke, IN), son Chris (Beth) Kleber (Ossian, IN), daughter Lisa Clawson (Roanoke, IN), sister Catherine (Ross) Nichols (North Webster, IN), brother- in- laws Thomas (Nancy) Reuille (Ft Wayne, IN), Ronald (Sandy) Reuille (Ft Wayne, IN), and Donald Reuille (Ft Wayne, IN), sister- in- law Annette Best (Ossian, IN), and 8 of the greatest grandchildren (Alicia Blaising, Brenden Clawson, Austin Blaising, Noelle Blaising, Rylee Kleber, Madison Blaising, Mariah Blaising and Jonah Kleber), as well as many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Charles Best, Herb Best, Stephen Blaising and James Blaising, sister -in- laws Linda Reuille and Louann Best, and grandson Skyler Blaising. Visitation with family and friends will be held on
Wednesday, April 27 from 3-8pm at Tower Life Center Inc. 11811 W Wayne St, Zanesville, IN 46799, with a memorial service on Thursday, April 28 at 11 am. Visitation one hour prior to service. Memorials to Tower Life Center Inc.
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