William R. Schimmel

October 26, 2017

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.

Survived by:

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.

Preceded by:

He is preceded in death by his parents, spouse, infant daughter Sonja and brother James Schimmel.


Leave your Condolences

11 Condolences for “William R. Schimmel”

  1. Michele dewight October 27, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Sorry for your loss micheal dewight

  2. MaryAnn Stockberger October 27, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Pam, my sympathy to you and your family. I loved your dad and always enjoyed talking to him. He was one of a kind, the best kind.

  3. Arland Altic October 27, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Prayers to the family. I am sorry to be reading of his passing, but I also knew how he liked to laugh and have fun.

  4. Rosie Wright October 28, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Pam, Kevin and family! So very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

  5. Vickie Ritter October 28, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Pam and Family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I just loved your dad. I had missed seeing him so much since he stopped coming in to CVS. I so enjoyed talking to him & hearing all of his stories. I loved that he would bring me in his prized green tomatoes, they were so good. I loved your dad.
    Praying for you & your family,
    Vickie Ritter

  6. Brad & Cathy Judge October 28, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Our condolences for the passing of Bill. Our thoughts are with you.

  7. Darlene Spencer October 28, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Watching his video he was a truly blessed man that loved life and his family. Always keep his happiness in your hearts and that will honor him. He was a fantastic person since I knew him. You will be truly missed and I loved you. Bill always laughed a lot together.

  8. Sandy (Stewart) Glover October 29, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Mary Jane Weaver October 29, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    To the family of Bill Schimmel: I am very sorry for your loss, My husband Jim & I have known Bill for so many years I could not begin to count how many years ago that had to be. We lived in a Duplers house on Delphi Ave. & Barb & Bill lived in the other side for a very long time. We were best of friends with them. Bill was a great guy, & I had gone to school way back with Barb too. Everyone liked Bill, he always had a clever joke to share, something funny that had happened etc. Barb was as sweet as she could be. You were blessed to be part of their family. I know you will always miss him. I will too. My prayers & good thoughts to each of you. I am sure you will always be sharing stories of good times together. May God give you peace during this hard time. Sincerely, Mary Jane Weaver

  10. Lori Snyder October 31, 2017 at 12:20 am

    So sorry Pam and family for your loss. I loved talking to your dad when I managed Dollar General.

  11. John Davey November 22, 2017 at 12:17 am

    I’am sorry to hear of passing of Bill, he was the best “Boss” I worked for.

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