He was born Nov. 24, 1926, in Terre Haute, to Paul Tuemler and Loretta Metz Swinford. A graduate of Brazil High School, he attended Indiana State College. He and his family moved to Shelby from Sandusky, Ohio in 1959.
Bill worked in transportation as a terminal manager. He was a member and past manager of the Shelby Country Club, an honorary lifetime member of the BPO Elks of Lexington, Ohio, and enjoyed his long membership in Shelby Club. Golfing was his passion and reading, his relaxation. He was the first person from this area to undergo open-heart surgery for a single bypass at The Cleveland Clinic in 1970.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years Barbara (Biechele), his children Sue (Fred) Boose, Norwalk, Molly (Robert) Dodge, Port Clinton, and Sara Quinn, Twentynine Palms, Calif., grandchildren Megan and Melissa Dodge and Madeline and Grayson Quinn, sisters Mary Ann Brunett, Brazil, and Paula Gulbrandsen, St. Charles, Ill., and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and stepmother Elsie (Fox) Tuemler.
Funeral services will be held at noon, today, from the Barkdull Funeral Home, in Shelby, with Deacon Steve Keller officiating. Friends were able to call at the funeral home Tuesday, from 4-7 p.m. Memorial expressions may be made to the Marvin Memorial Library, 29 W. Whitney Ave., Shelby, OH 44875, or the Lexington Elks Club, 320 E. Main St., Lexington, Ohio, 44904. Online condolences may be made at www.barkdullfun-eralhome.com.