Francis William "Bill" Stilipec

1935 - 2019

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Francis "Bill" Stilipec, 83, of Findlay passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019. He was born on Oct. 13, 1935 in Honolulu, HI. He married Sharon Bennet on October 12, 1957 and she survives. Also surviving are two daughters: Jerrol (Michael) Harsh of Findlay, and Annette (Andrew) Hermann of Bluffton; three grandchildren: Kassi (Billy Mercer) Wallace, Jenna Herrmann, and Lucas Hermann; one step-great-granddaughter, Kira Jade Mercer; and two sisters: Barbara Jean (Harold) Duncan, and Charlene (Thomas) Mitchell. Bill retired from the US Air Force and also worked at RCA. He was a member of the Elks, AMVETS, and the Sergeants Association. He enjoyed trains and woodworking. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2019 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay. Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517 or to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation in his memory. Online condolences can be made by visiting

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Friday, March 1st 2019 2:00 - 4:00 PM & 6:00 - 8:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Saturday, March 2nd 2019 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

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To : Annette and family
Date :Monday, February 25th 2019
From : Elizabeth Truxell
Thinking of you all. Prayers continue to flood your way.

To : Jerrol Kassi Sharon
Date :Tuesday, February 26th 2019
From : Teresa Mills
Jerrol, Kassi, Sharon and family. I am so saddened by the news of your dad's passing. You all have my deepest sympathies. Your dad was one of the sweetest people I have ever met. I will miss him. If there is anything I can do please don't hesitate to call me. Love you all Teresa

To : The Stilipec Family
Date :Tuesday, February 26th 2019
From : Todd Freeman
You have my deepest sympathy on Francis's passing. Your family is in my prayers.

To : Sharon and Family
Date :Tuesday, February 26th 2019
From : Phyllis Hatch
I was sorry to hear about your accident. Dave and I enjoyed getting to know you both when we attended church and traveled together. You are in my prayers.

To : Sharon Family
Date :Tuesday, February 26th 2019
From : Wayne Nina Gierke
We are so sadden to hear of Bill’s passing.
We were so blessed to know him.
Our deepest sympathies & prayers for you and your family.
God Bless & Keep you
Our Love Wayne & Nina Gierke

To : Sharon and Family
Date :Tuesday, February 26th 2019
From : Pamela marvin lim
Sorry for your loss. You all have my thoughts and prayers.

To : Sharon and family
Date :Wednesday, February 27th 2019
From : Arcadia Auto Service LLC
Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

Jason, Ryan and Angie

To : Sharon and family
Date :Wednesday, March 6th 2019
From : Bob and Sue Huth
We are so sorry for your loss.