William S. Loescher

11/23/1941 - 01/01/2024


Obituary For William S. Loescher

William Stephen Loescher died at 12:02 p.m., on Monday, January 1, 2024, with his beloved wife at his side.

Bill was born on November 23, 1941, in Gulfport, Mississippi where his mother had joined his father serving in the Army. His parents, Colonel Clarence Loescher and Sally Loescher Sheldon preceded him in death as well as his stepfather Russell Sheldon, his sister and brother-in-law Charlotte and Ted Renner, his nephew David Renner, his infant niece Jean Ann Renner, and his brother-in-law Stephen Kreinbrink.

Bill is survived by his wife of 47 years, Jacquelyn Warner Loescher. He is also survived by his son Keith Andrew Loescher of Lima, OH, his daughter, Laura Loescher Mann (Gabriel) of Columbus, OH, his beloved grandchildren, Will and Miles Mann and Marley Loescher, his sister in law Pamela Kreinbrink and nieces and nephews, Kathy, Joe, Tony, Kara, Krista and Brian.

Bill graduated from Ada High School, Ohio Northern University with a B.A. in Business Administration/Economics and also received his Juris Doctor at Ohio Northern University.
During his younger years, Bill worked a variety of jobs but he was especially proud of the time he spent alongside his father growing and selling "the best corn, tomatoes and melons in Hardin County" (according to him). From the young age of six through law school, Bill was a wonderful helper, along with his parents to Mrs. Avonella Stambaugh. He loved to tell stories about their years and life at her home, Highway Farm, near Ada, OH.

After Bill received his Juris Doctor he practiced Law in Lima, OH. During a number of those years, he was appointed by the Juvenile Court Judge as Allen County's Humane Officer for Children. In that capacity, he worked closely with Allen County Juvenile Court and the staff of Children Services and shared their commitment to the protection of abused and neglected children.

Bill dearly loved his family. This was especially demonstrated by his care giving of his seriously ill mother and mother-in-law while he struggled with major medical issues himself, including being legally blind. He learned to use the computer after he lost much of his vision.

Bill loved his many cats and dogs who shared our lives over the years. His special cat, Oscar, was always by his side at some very difficult times.

Bill was skilled at cooking and gardening, spent many years maintaining he and Jackie's 100 year old house and especially loved traveling and camping with his family. His favorite trips were traveling to watch his son, Drew, play football for the University of Southern Mississippi. Many adventures ensued during all of these trips. Our theme song, was Willie Nelson's "On the Road Again". Bill is traveling on a different road now but we know that while death can take his body, is spirit will live forever in our memories.

Bill's request was that there be no public funeral or memorial service. A private celebration of life with family and friends will be held at a later time.

Bill was greatly loved by his family and will be deeply missed. We treasure the moments, memories and all the time we were able to spend with him.

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  • 01/05/2024

    Jackie, I'm very sorry to hear about your husband's passing. God Bless. Mike Hensley

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