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Monday, April 9, 2012

William N. “Bill” Schatz Sr. (April 6, 2012)

William N. “Bill” Schatz Sr., age 78, of Greenville, Ohio, went to be with his Lord, Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, April 6, 2012 at 10:22 P.M.. Bill was born February 10, 1934 in Hamilton, Ohio, to the late Arthur & Margaret (Eikellberger) Schatz.

Bill is survived by his wife, Linda (Roth) Mikesell Schatz whom he married June 16, 1989; children, Beth Enis of Lexington, Kentucky, Nick Jr. & Diana Schatz of Morehead, Kentucky, John & Jennifer Schatz of Greenville, David Schatz of Olive Hill, Kentucky, Richard & Erica Schatz of Tipp City, Tracy Schatz of Troy, Kathy Fantasia of Greenville, Gene & Stacy Mikesell of Eaton, Jana Dowler of Greenville, Todd Mikesell of Greenville and Susan & Doug Jones of Greenville; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Bill is also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Schatz; and a sister, Margaret McCreadie.

Bill retired from FPE in New Madison. Bill was formerly a grocery manager for Eikenberry’s IGA Foodliners in Greenville and Troutwine’s Grocery in Arcanum. Bill was a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean Conflict. Bill was a member of Trinity Wesleyan Church in Greenville; Darke County Horse Shoe Club; and Gideon’s.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at Trinity Wesleyan Church, 1400 East Main Street Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Bob Boyd officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens in Darke County. The family will receive friends on Monday from 5:30 to 8:00 P.M. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville and Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. at the church. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. Condolences for the family may be expressed through