William “Billy” Waldecker, 75, of North Ridgeville, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at Welcome Nursing Home in Oberlin, following a lengthy illness. He was born in Sheffield Village on August 15, 1937 and had been a lifelong resident of Lorain County.
Billy had been employed as a groundskeeper at Westwood Country Club for over 50 years. He enjoyed fishing, boating, painting, gardening and listening to Country Music, especially at the Boot Scoot Saloon in North Ridgeville.
Survivors include his sisters, Lois Waldecker of Oberlin and Janet Porrelli of North Ridgeville; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Christine (nee Hyde) Waldecker; brother, Richard Waldecker; sister, Mary Strouse; and his niece, Tina Waldecker.
Friends may call Wednesday, November 7, 2012 from 10 A.M. until the time of the Memorial Service at 11 A.M. at Wyers Funeral Chapel, 2900 North Ridge Road, Sheffield Township. Burial will follow at Butternut Ridge Cemetery, Eaton Township.