Life Story for
William "Willie/Bill" Waller
Mr. William Earl "Willie/Bill" Waller, age 80, of Aurora, Indiana, entered this life on December 5, 1937, in Aurora, Indiana, the son of the late, Gabriel Lee and Elizabeth Marietta (Goodner) Waller. He was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana and was a 1955 graduate of the Vevay High School where he participated in Future Farmers of America (FFA), track and refereed intramural girl’s volleyball. He was a finalist in the state algebra competition. William was united in marriage on May 28, 1957, in Lawrenceburg, Indiana to Yvonne June Mellen and to this union arrived three sons and one daughter to bless their home. William and June shared 61 years of marriage together until his death. After high school, he was a fireman on the New York Central Railroad on the Cincinnati to Indianapolis line for three years then he returned to the family farm to assist his father. He was employed for McCoy Implement Company in Olean, Indiana. In 1961, the family moved to Aurora, Indiana, where William worked for Aurora Utilities for four years. In Aurora, he was a volunteer fireman with Fire Company #2. William found his true calling in 1964 as a truck driver. For the next thirty-six years he drove for Aikens Truck Lines, Doxol Bottle Gas, Reis Brothers Trucking, Ringle Express, Container Carrier Corporation and Aurora Casket Company from which he retired in 2000, after 23 years of dedication. William was very proud of the fact that he had driven in every state of the continental United States. Of the millions of miles driven many were on one of his three motorcycles. He was a member of the Retreads Motorcycle Club of the Tri-State. William was a jokester and never met a stranger. He loved life and enjoyed playing cards, eating out and vacationing with his family and friends. William passed away at 11:50 a.m., Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
William will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 61 years, Yvonne June (Mellen) Waller of Aurora, IN; his sons, Richard Dale Waller and his wife: Lisa Baer of Aurora, IN, Larry Dean Waller and his wife: Maria of Moores Hill, IN and William G. Waller and his wife: Stacy of Louisville, KY; his daughter, Kathy Lynn Rogers and her husband: Kris Bachmann of Louisville, KY; his grandchildren, Michael Joe (Amanda) Waller of Greendale, IN, Thomas Ryan Waller of Aurora, IN, David Leon (Brandice) Waller of Lafayette, IN, Amy Lee Waller of Lima, OH, Bronson Edgar (Kayla) Bachmann of Ft Wayne, IN, Rebecca Erin Waller, Ashley Nichole Waller and Bradley Aaron Waller all of Louisville, KY; his 11-great-grandchildren; his brother, Paul Waller of Mayo, FL, his sister, Ruth Elaine Waller of North Vernon, IN, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gabriel Lee Waller, died March 23, 1997 and Elizabeth Marietta (Goodner) Waller, died October 28, 1964; his granddaughter, Inness Elizabeth (Waller) Bishop, died October 12, 2016; his infant sister, Anna Margaret Waller, died in 1942; his brother, Raymond Lee Waller, died January 26, 1998; his aunt, Dorothy (Waller) Goodpastor, died February 6, 2002 and his son-in-law, Roland Rogers, died May 19, 1995.
Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 pm, Friday, July 20, 2018, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, July 21, 2018, at 11:00 am, by Rev. C. Martin Justice at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to Aurora Emergency Unit or Aurora Fire Department Station. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com