William "Bill" Elden, 68, of Angola Indiana, formerly of Sylvania Ohio passed away Tuesday April 6, 2010 of a short, but courageous battle with cancer. Bill was born January 17, 1942 in Toledo, Ohio to John E. and Julia (McEvers) Elden. On May 6, 1962 Bill married Virginia "Jinny" Daso whom he met during high school. Bill grew up in Sylvania Ohio. He was in business with his brothers, Elden Bros. Draperies, until 1976. He ventured out with his own drapery businesses. He moved his family to Foster City, CA where he lived for 5 years. He ventured back to Sylvania, Ohio. His love for the water brought him to Angola, Indiana where he and his wife have resided for the past 20 years. There he started Elden's Blind Factory. He was a member of the Sylvania Moose Lodge, Angola Elks, Spuyten Duyval Golf Course, Sylvania, Ohio and the Lake James Golf Course. He enjoyed golf, fishing, boating his family and his friends. But most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his beloved wife Virginia "Jinny" Elden whom he has been married to almost 48 years; his three children, Bill and his wife Melissa of Terre Haute, IN, Kari and her husband Jeff Minch of Auburn, IN, Tina and her husband Scott Essenberg of Angola, IN, five grandchildren, Jeremy and Victoria Elden of Terre Haute, IN, Jeffrey and Hunter Minch of Auburn, IN and Madison Essenberg of Angola, IN; three brothers John B. and his wife Marge Elden of Ohio, Roy Elden of TN and Lucky and his wife Karen Elden of Florida. Bill was preceded in death by his parents.
Center for Cancer Care: 200 High Park Ave., Goshen, IN 46526
10:00AM to 11:00AM on Monday, April 12th, 2010 at Weicht Funeral Home (map/driving directions)
In-state at 7:00PM, Service at 11:00AM at Weicht Funeral Home on Monday, April 12th, 2010 (map/driving directions)
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