William R. Schimmel 88, of rural Frankfort, died at 1:15 p.m. October 26, 2017 at Mulberry Health and Retirement Center. He was born July 11, 1929 in Clinton County to Roy E. Schimmel and Audrey L. (Evans) Schimmel. William married Barbara Sloan on Sept 17, 1948 and she preceeded him death on July 4, 2011. He attended Green Hill Schools in Warren County. Mr. Schimmel was a lifelong farmer and was the owner/operator of Schimmel Trucking Co. He also owned the B&B Campground. He was a 35 year Golden Eagle member of Frankfort Aerie #976 and was the trustee for the Conservation Mulberry Club for 3 years. He loved fishing, camping, farming, music, and dancing.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Riley Hospital for Children.
Visitation and Services
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, October 30, 2017 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main Street, Frankfort. Friends may visit from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Whiteman Cemetery.
Surviving family includes his 2 Daughters: Debby (Ken) Doty of Crawfordsville and Pam (Jim) Goss of rural Frankfort; 2 Brothers: Roy T. Schimmel of Lafayette and John Schimmel of Frankfort; Sister: Gloria Hite of Frankfort; 4 Grandchildren: Bryan Doty, Kevin Radcliff, Durree (Mike) Berrisford and Andrea (Ryan) Allen; and 6 Great Grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, spouse, infant daughter Sonja and brother James Schimmel.