William Adsit Obituary (2021) – Milford, IL

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William Sherman Adsit, 96, of Milford died on November 7, 2021 at Creasy Springs Legacy Health Care, Lafayette, Indiana. William was born on August 2, 1925 to Sherman and Mayme Bramer Adsit.
He attended Milford Schools and graduated from high school in 1943. He trained and studied industrial electrical wiring and maintenance at Coyne Electrical School in Chicago, Illinois.
On March 15, 1945, he joined the United States Army. He served as wire chief for the 6th Signal Company at the 6th Division headquarters in Busan, South Korea. His service included the inclusion of two foreign bars. He was released on January 2, 1947 and returned home to start farming with his father.
On February 8, 1948, he married Hildegard Benner at St. John Lutheran Church, Schwer, Illinois. They celebrated 73 years of marriage this year just before it preceded him in death.
There are two sons, Michael of Plymouth, MI and Andrew (Jill) of West Lafayette, IN. Also surviving are the four grandchildren Aaron (Helen) Adsit, Seattle, Washington, Colleen (Michael) Stoltz, Great Falls, Virginia, Eric Adsit, Santa Maria, California, and Lindsey (Robert) Lucenti, Southampton, New York; Great-grandchildren Sophia and William Stoltz, Gracie and Kaleb Adsit and Harrison and Isabelle Lucenti. He is also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews and their families.
William served in farming, civic, and educational associations. In addition to farming, he founded Adsit Quality Farm Equipment in 1950, selling snails and building grain bins. In 1988 he retired from farming. His civic contributions have included the Milford Fire Department (Trustee), Milford Chamber of Commerce, Milford Lions Club, Milford Library Board (President), Milford Small Community Development Pilot Program, American Legion Post # 23, Cub Scout Master, and Illinois Scouting District Commissioner . Educational associations included the Milford High School Board of Education (President), the Iroquois County Area Career Center Board (founding member), and a member of the Illinois School Problems Commission. He was also an active member of the St. John Lutheran Church, Schwer.
My personal hobbies included flying and fine woodworking. His passion was the time he spent in his workshop making numerous pieces of furniture and gifts for family and friends. He belonged to the association of collectors of antique tools (founding member).
The visitation will take place on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Johannes Lutheran Church in Schwer, the funeral will follow immediately at 11 a.m. Rev. Steven Jensen will take over the office. The funeral will take place in Sugar Creek Cemetery in Stockland.
Instead of flowers, memorials to the Milford Fire Department or St. John Lutheran Church-Schwer can be placed.
The Knapp funeral parlor in Milford takes care of the arrangements.
Please share a reminder to Bill on knappfuneralhomes.com.

Published by Times Republic on November 18, 2021.


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