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William Dean Wonder, 81, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at his home in rural Washington.
He was born Feb. 5, 1936, in Cumback, to Otis and Mildred (Goslin) Wonder and married the love of his life, Lydia Richer, on Jan. 14, 1972, in Daviess County. Their children include Maria and her husband Ron Steffy of Jasper, Jesse and his wife Kathie Wonder, Suzan and her husband Rod Latham, and William Joseph "B.J." Wonder, all of Washington; his grandchildren, Ronnie, Madeline, Anna, Samuel and Levi Steffy, Brandon Cummins, Jessica Wonder, Christian, Justice, Robert Dean, Ethan Gage and Gabriel Latham. He is also survived by two sisters, Joetta Warner of Noblesville, and Sue Malone of Indianapolis. He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Charles Wonder.
Bill graduated from Washington High School in 1955 and remained a loyal fan of the Washington Hatchets. He was a charter member of the Montgomery Christian Church. A proud veteran of the United States Army and Army National Guard, he served for 17 years and reached the rank of 2nd Lieutenant.
He greatly enjoyed his winter home in Sarasota, Florida, and loved to travel. He often was planning his next trip while traveling home from the trip he was on.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 28, at the Berea Mennonite Church in Cannelburg, with a Celebration of Life being held Saturday, July 29, at 10 a.m. at the church, with Bro. Michael Frances officiating. Friends may also call Saturday one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Washington. Military graveside rites will be accorded. Arrangements are entrusted to the staff of Goodwin Funeral Home.
Published on July 26, 2017
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