William Herman Pieper Jr.

5 octubre , 192826 abril , 2021

William Herman Pieper II

Thank you for joining us in remembering our beloved Bill.

William Pieper was born in Toledo Ohio on October 5th 1928 to William and Thelma Pieper. He was the fifth born of twelve children. He grew up in Millbury Ohio working the land for farmers in the area. Bill worked for C&O Railroad for 31 years until he retired.

He played baseball around the area. Bill tried out for the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals but declined playing because players were not paid back then like they are now. He married his first wife Jeanette Clough in June of 1948. She passed away January of 2010 in Texas. William and Jeanette were avid campers and spent lots of time in Florida before ending up in Texas in the Rio Grande Valley.

He met Viola Krohn in the Rio Grande Valley. They loved each other deeply and became partners in 2011. They enjoyed traveling to Alaska, Hawaii and throughout the lower 48 states. They moved to Collin County, Texas in 2011. Bill and Vi enjoyed celebrating their 90th birthdays with friends and family at Alexis Estates. Bill passed on April 26th 2021 at the age of 92.

Bill was preceded in death by his son William H. Pieper III and first wife Jeanette. His survivers include his beloved Viola, daughter Deborah Paseff, 1 granddaughter, 2 great grandchildren, 2 sisters (Carol and Darline) in Ohio and one brother Richard in Florida.


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Cara Tomanek

7 mayo , 2021

I'm Vi's youngest granddaughter and I knew within thirty minutes of meeting Bill he was special. We didn't even make it through the first family dinner before my sister and I asked him if we could just call him Grandpa. I will never forget the way he loves my grandmother, how he looked at her, or how he treated her. He loved me like his own, loved my husband like his own, and loved my children like his own. I remember a year and a half ago, at age 90, my daughter's requested he play with them and he got down on the floor to join them at their level. He exuded peace and joy and it was evident he loved the Lord.
To steal words from my dad, he taught us how to be old and enjoy life. He never did "act his age" and even when we saw him less than 24 hours before he went home to Jesus, he had joy and peace. There is a void in his absence but we know we'll meet him again and how grateful we are!
We love you Grandpa. Thank you for being in our lives!!