William B. Bill Stutzman

December 18, 1943 - August 26, 2009

12/18/1943 - 08/26/2009

Past Services

Visitation
Friday August 28, 2009
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, OH 43947
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Visitation
Saturday August 29, 2009
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, OH 43947
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Service
Saturday August 29, 2009
2:00 pm
Amity United Methodist Church
Steinersville, OH
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WILLIAM B. “BILL” STUTZMAN 65 of Powhatan Point, Ohio died Wednesday August 26, 2009 at the Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, West Virginia.

He was born December 18, 1943 in Clinton, Ohio a son of the late William F. and Dorothy M. Cunningham Stutzman.

Bill was a retired machinist with Republic Steel in Massillon, Ohio and owner of Stutzman Farms in Powhatan Point, Ohio. He attended the Amity United Methodist Church in Steinersville. He was a member of the Old Iron Power Antique Tractors and the “Liars Club” at VanDyne’s Diner in Dilles Bottom. Bill was an avid John Deere Tractor collector and restorer with eighteen tractors in his collection.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Berg Stutzman in 1980 and one step daughter, Vicky Lynn Redmond.

Surviving are his wife, Beverly J. Weekley Stutzman, who he married on October 11, 1986, seven children, Debbie Stutzman Les of Barberton, Ohio, Jeff Stutzman of Barberton, Ohio, Stewart Katie Stutzman of Orrville, Ohio, Lorraine Barnett Chris of Chatsworth, Georgia, Sherrie Price Rob of Moundsville, West Virginia, Dusty Stutzman of Powhatan Point, Ohio and Carrie Jason Spurelle of Canton, Ohio, four step children, Elizabeth Campbell Dennis of St. Marys, West Virginia, Daniel Connie Meece of Brunswick, Georgia, Christine Roy Heightland of Clarington, Ohio and Shawn Beverly Ragsdale of Cincinnati, Ohio, one sister, Betty Stutzman and one brother, Bob Stutzman both of Canton, Ohio. Also twenty-two grandchildren including Charley Redmond at the home and two great grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 186 Main Street Powhatan Point, Ohio on Friday from 2 to 8 pm and at the Amity United Methodist Church on Saturday from 11 am until time of services at 2 pm with Pastor Lorna Knight officiating.

Share your thoughts and memories with Bill’s family at altmeyer.com.

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Chris Butzer
7 years ago

As a child, I heard Billy tell great stories of adventurous hunting trips with my dad, Carl and many others as well. I could only dream how someday I could experience the excitement and thrills he spoke of. Many thanks to Bill and Beverly for allowing me to hunt with him and my dad in Powhaten Point. For it was on those hill sides that I understood and experienced what he meant. Thanks for making such great memories. Peace….

Kay Tombow
7 years ago

Bill was a wonderful person who was always there for his family and friends. He was a good father to all his children. I know he is going to be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He will alway be with us in our hearts and we will never forget him.

Debbhie
7 years ago

Daddy, it has never gotten easier…The pain I feel missing you is indescribable..

Debbie
7 years ago

Daddy,I love you and can’t imagine my life without you.

George Drafts
7 years ago

I remember like yesterday the first time over Fourteen years ago that I was invited to the home of Billy and Beverly in Powhatten to deer hunt. As a close friend of the Butzer family I to was treated like family by the Stutzman’s and allowed to experience what deer hunting on their farm meant. Those who have been or heard stories of know what I mean, it was special and Billy made it that way. Thank you for those special memories. Peace be with you.

Megan Glass
7 years ago

I will miss Bill, he was a good person. He always treated me like one of his own when I was at the Stutzman house,I was there alot growing up his daughter was my best friend.He taught us kids about farming and that a hards day work never hurt anyone!He was funny too! My prayers are with you guys!Keep your chin up SherBear, your Dad would want you too!

Donna L. Cline
7 years ago

My sincere sympathy to all. Billy was a great friend of my husband, Bill Cline and became my friend too when I married and moved on to the street. The Bill’s had many stories and laughed a lot together. They worked together at Imperial Machine. I watched the kids grow up with my kids and babysat Laurine and the twins. Have missed him since he moved but was glad he had a good life there.

Donna L. Cline and family

Bruce A. Cunningham
7 years ago

My sincere sympathy to the family and everyone close to Bill. We were close cousins growing up, and before we knew it we had grown up and went off to discover a different and new life. Bill was always in my thoughts and will always be a fond memory.

He was a great cousin and I’ll always miss him.

May God be with everyone in this time of sorrow.

Bruce Cunningham

Cassandra Hicks Mott
7 years ago

My sincerest condolences to the family. I remember Billy very well, having grown up right next door to him. Although he seemed to be a man of few words himself, he was always willing to put up with my talking, talking, and more talking, and never “shooed” me away. Come to think of it, maybe he was a man of few words because he couldn’t get a word in edgewise! I have fond memories of Billy and the kids, and will remember him with a smile.

Karen Haueter
7 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Even though Billy was older, we were still close cousins growing up with just one house between us. I have many fond memories, he used to be my babysitter, gave me my first ride on a motorcycle, he would go to Canada hunting with my father, both of us purchased land from our grandparents and building homes next to each other. I was really sad to see Billy move, but was happy hearing of the wonderful life he made with his family down south.

MaryEllen Gust
7 years ago

Sherrie:

Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this tough time. Even though we may not see each other often enough, old friends are the best friends, and I will do whatever I can for you. Remember that Hunter and I love you.

Hugs and Prayers,

MaryEllen

Mr. & Mrs Kris VanCamp
7 years ago

We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. If you need anything at all just give us a call. Everytime we hear one of the John Deere tractors running we will always think of Bill. God Bless you all. The VanCamp Family.