William E. Bibler

1938 - 2021

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William E. Bibler, 82, of Findlay, passed away at 6:50 p.m., Friday, January 8, 2021, at Birchaven Village. He was born on March 27, 1938 in Findlay, Ohio to the late Daris and Gyneth (Foltz) Bibler. He married Alice M. Lawrence on May 22, 1981 and she survives. Also surviving are sons: Gary (Yvonne) Bibler of Rawson, their children, William and Angela, and Eric Bibler of Findlay and his daughter, Cara Bibler; daughter, Cara Bibler of Findlay and her children, Joshua Haynes and Eletha Sutton; stepsons: Daniel (Lori) Clements of Snydertown, Pa. and their children, Kyle and Deanna, Joseph Clements of The Dalles, Oregon, Timothy (Jorgina) Clements of Valley, Washington and their twins Rebecca and Gipse and Ike; step daughter, Theresa (Jeffery) Thomas of Arlington and their sons: Greg, Adam and Ben; sister, Peggy (Jerry) Barnhouse of Elida; 1 great grandchild and 12 step great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, James Bibler; stepson, Matthew Clements; step daughter, Deanna Clements; and sisters: Janet Ruth Zink and Phyllis Kennedy. He graduated from Van Buren High School and worked for Willard Garage, then Dow Chemical and retired in 1995 after 21 years from Ashland Oil Company. Bill and Alice then followed his dream of fulltime RVing for 7 years before settling in Arlington in 2002. He was a member of Arlington United Methodist Church and enjoyed Arlington girls volleyball and basketball, as well as sprint car racing and anything John Deere. He loved Ohio State and thought the ultimate job would be taking care of the Budweiser Clydesdales. The most important thing to Bill in life was his wife and his family. Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00am on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at COLDREN CRATES FUNERAL HOME in Findlay. The funeral services will be at the conclusion of the visitation at 11:00am with Pastor Mark Gregory officiating. Interment at Houcktown Cemetery will be private. Memorials may be made to Arlington United Methodist Church or to the donors choice. Online condolences are welcomed at www.coldrencrates.com.

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Saturday, January 16th 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Funeral Service:

    Saturday, January 16th 2021 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:


  • Contributions:

    Arlington United Methodist Church
    Box 380
    Arlington, Ohio 45814

    Donors Choice


  • Instructions:

    Interment will be private.

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To : Mom
Date :Monday, January 11th 2021
From : Candy
I'm so sorry for your loss.
Dad was a kind, loving man that made everyone feel special. The world is a sadder place without him in it. Heaven gained an angel.
Love you

To : Theresa
Date :Monday, January 11th 2021
From : Candy
I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how much Dad meant to you. He had a big heart and lived everyone. He will be greatly missed. His sense of humor and his smile made the world a better place.

To : The Family of William Bibler
Date :Monday, January 11th 2021
From : Rosie Richard
I wish to extend my sympathies to the Family of William Bibler.

To : William E Bibler Family
Date :Tuesday, January 12th 2021
From : Jack Glick
My sincere and deepest sympathy, I wish you and your family nothing but the best

To : Alice
Date :Saturday, January 16th 2021
From : Jack Hindall
I am so sorry Alice for your loss of Bill. Lois and I had such good times with you both, whether it was in Sunday school,at basketball games or just going to Stevie B's for pizza.

I'm sorry I can't attend Bill's funeral today.May God you comfort during this time.


To : Theresa Thomas and Family
Date :Saturday, January 16th 2021
From : Michael Thomas
I'm very sorry. I just now saw that your Dad had passed. All our thoughts and prayers are going out to you.

Mike and Carol