Sticklin Funeral Chapel

1437 South Gold, Centralia, WA


William Lawrence Walpole

July 5, 1937July 13, 2020

William 'Bill' Lawrence Walpole, 83, of Chehalis, Washington, passed away at his home Monday, July 13, 2020. William was born July 5, 1937, in New York City, NY, to William and Elizabeth (Ryan) Walpole.

William married the love of his life, Charlotte Rasmussen, August 30, 1958, in Chehalis. They raised four children- Russ, John, Marie, and Susan.

Last August, William and Charlotte celebrated 61 years of marriage.

William loved dinners with his family, traveling throughout the USA and Europe, and going to the beach with his wife. He also enjoyed golfing with friends, and fishing.

William is preceded in death by his parents; a brother; and a granddaughter.

William is survived by his wife, Charlotte; children, Russ (Trina) Walpole, John Walpole, Marie Labonte, and Susan (Mike) Anglin; ten grandchildren, Cole, Riley, Noah, Lara, Bobby, Jesse, Bailey, Bryce, Wyatt, and Cassidy; and three great- grandchildren, Nora, Lillian, and Charlotte.

He will be forever remembered for his kindness, and was always excited to see his family and friends. He was devoted to God and never missed Sunday Mass.

William’s family would like to thank hospice for their wonderful care.

The Rosary will begin at 7:00 PM Thursday, July 30, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Chehalis. Mass is scheduled at 11:00 AM Friday, July 31st, at St. Joseph’s, and will be followed by interment at Claquato Cemetery.


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William Lawrence Walpole

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Tom Spahr

July 27, 2020

Bill was one of a kind. Just a great neighbor for many years on Salsbury Ave., awesome friend to so many and simply a joy to be around. He had a great laugh and the man was always cheerful. I know he was a great dad and husband because his family loves him dearly. We do too!! By the way: Dad will have that Highball now.

Colleen Conway

July 27, 2020

Bill was one of the kindest men I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He was the epitome of class and elegance; always quick-witted, ready with a story, and happy to pour you a cocktail. I was honored to know him.

Dick Skibba

July 26, 2020

Dear Charlotte and family my thoughts and prayers are with you. Over these many years things would happen that brought old memories back of the many good times Bill and I had as neighbors and as good friends. Although we have been separated by miles for many years I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to get together with him. Sally and I fondly remember our dinners and game nights when I was in the military. I’m grateful that he was my friend and I’m missing him.
With my deepest sympathy
Dick Skibba

Debbie Sass Mikota

July 20, 2020

Sending my love and prayers to the entire family. May the positive memories be foremost in your minds. Bill is missed and will continue to be. But he is watching out for each of you.