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“Uncle Bill made the best alphabet soup there was!He would come and play with his nieces and nephews for quite some time, before things changed.He is...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Connie - OR - Friend

“You were a true candle in this world, lighting the way for your family with your love, faith and courage. We will love you throughout time and...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Juliana Quackenbush - Fort Wayne, IN

“Always enjoyed working with Bill. Our condolences to his family. I am sure he will be very much missed. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Bruce, Rich and Tim Butzow - AZ

“I am sorry to hear about Bill. A big Cub's Fan. He got to see them win the Series. I bet you that made him so happy. I worked with him at States...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Jim Finton - Fort Wayne, IN

“I am so sorry to hear about Bill. I worked with him at States Engineering. Rest in peace. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Biz Prichard - Fort Wayne, IN

“Patty Julia and all the family, heartfelt condolences from Susan and me. Coach ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: AJ Kalver - decatur, IN - Teacher

“Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Uncle Bill will be missed! Love you guys! ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Cheryl Campbrll - Indianapolis, IN

“Julie,I was so sorry to read about Bill's passing. He endured a lot of suffering and was so lucky to have you by his side. You are in my thoughts and...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Donna Moran - Wolcottville, IN

“Sincere Sympathy ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Bill & Jenny Sorg - FL

William Howard Quackenbush, 73, of Ft. Wayne, passed away on April 21, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne. Born November 5, 1943, he was the oldest of five children born to the late Harley and Mary (Hofer) Quackenbush. He was a 1961 graduate of Central Catholic High School and a graduate of Midwestern College, with degrees in engineering and tool and die design. Employed by States Engineering for 18 years, he retired due to major health issues. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Sometimes it is an act of courage to live, and William showed that courage to all who knew him. He endured his struggles with patience and humor, providing a strong role model of love, faith and courage to his family. Surviving are his wife of more than 40 years, Juliana, the love of his life whom he met on a blind date; daughter Patricia (Chris Manning) of Columbia, Mo.; son Robert (Hannah) of Paragould, Ark.; sister-in-law Patricia Syversen, of Waukesha, Wis., who was his best buddy and traveling companion; nieces, nephews, two brothers and a sister. He was preceded in death by his infant daughter Emily Anne, his parents and brother, Richard. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Yoder, with calling one hour prior. Calling from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Ave. Rite of Committal to follow Mass at Catholic Cemetery, 3500 Lake Ave. Memorials may be made to CVIC at Lutheran Hospital.