William E. Fruth

William E. Fruth, 70, of Tiffin, passed away at 12:45 p.m. Monday, July 16, 2018, at Seneca House, Tiffin.

William was born April 29, 1948, in Fostoria, to Gilbert John Fruth and Ruth M. (Shumaker) Anderson. He married Karen Sue (Boos) Oct. 29, 1977, in Fremont, and she survives in Tiffin.

Survivors include his three children, Scott (Kristin) Fruth of Saline, Michigan, Kourtney Bame of Attica and Deanne (Michael) Gase of Wixom, Michigan; six grandsons; and four great-grandchildren.

William was preceded in death by his parents.

William attended Hopewell-Loudon Schools to the 11th grade then went on to graduate from Fostoria High School. William was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam War.

He retired from Whirlpool after 25 years in the tool and die department. He attended First Lutheran Church, enjoyed all motorsports, especially Corvette racing, and most of all spending time with his family.

Visitation for family and friends will be 10-11 a.m. Monday, July 23, 2018, at Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory, 135 N. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883.

A memorial service for William will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Cheri Holdridge officiating. Military honors will be rendered by United Veterans Council. Burial will be in Fairmont cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.engleshookfuneralhome.com.