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William N. "Bill" Koepfer

February 2, 1943 October 22, 2017
William N. "Bill" Koepfer
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Obituary for William N. "Bill" Koepfer

William N. “Bill” Koepfer, 74, of Fostoria, passed away at 7:46 am Sunday October 22, 2017 at Eden Springs, Green Springs.

He was born February 2, 1943 in Fostoria to the late Norman M. and Anna Mae (Nye) Koepfer. He married Rita M. (Wachter) Smith on December 26, 1992 in Bowling Green and she survives in Fostoria.

Also surviving is a son, Brad W. Koepfer, New Riegel; stepdaughters, Angie (Mark) Wagoner, Kennesaw, GA and Julie (Phil) Tobin, Concord, NC; two granddaughters, Valerie (Chad) Dillon and Krysta (Jordan) Endicott; four step-grandchildren, Paige, Zachary, Kaitlyn and Lacie; two great-grandsons, Mason and Jayce; and a sister, Nancy (Michael) Stilb, Tucson, AZ; nephew, Jeremy Stilb; and niece, Brittany (Andrew) Wright, both of Texas.

Bill was the owner and operator of Nye Plumbing & Heating LLC, Fostoria. The business was started by his grandfather as Nye Implement, 92 years ago and then operated by his uncle, Justin Nye until Bill took over in 1991. Bill’s wife Rita and son, Brad are now the current owners, continuing the family business.

Bill was a 1961 graduate of Fostoria High School and had attended St. Wendelin Schools. He loved boating, fishing, gardening and NASCAR. He was very involved in USAC Racing as a sprint car driver in the 70’s. He will be remembered as a very hard worker who enjoyed his family and friends.

Visitation is Wednesday October 25, 2017 from 2-8 pm at HOENING & SON FUNERAL HOME 133 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, where funeral services will take place at 11 am Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Janine Dress presiding, with visitation from 10-11 am.

Memorials contributions are suggested to Hope Lutheran Church in Bowling Green or a charity of the donor’s choice c/o Hoening & Son Funeral Home 133 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, Ohio 44830

Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting

133 W. Tiffin Street
133 W. Tiffin Street, Fostoria, OH, 44830

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