William Irwin Frohnapfel

September 7, 1945 - April 19, 2022
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William Irwin Frohnapfel, age 76, of New Philadelphia, died Tuesday, April 19, 2022, in Trinity Hospital Twin City following a brief illness.

Born in Union Hospital at Dover on September 7, 1945, Bill was a son of the late Irwin and Maxine Abersold Frohnapfel and was a 1963 graduate of New Philadelphia High School.…

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William Irwin Frohnapfel, age 76, of New Philadelphia, died Tuesday, April 19, 2022, in Trinity Hospital Twin City following a brief illness.

Born in Union Hospital at Dover on September 7, 1945, Bill was a son of the late Irwin and Maxine Abersold Frohnapfel and was a 1963 graduate of New Philadelphia High School.

Shortly after graduation, Bill entered the United States Navy and served in Vietnam. Upon his honorable discharge, Bill entered the Army National Guard. During his service with the National Guard, Bill was a member of the 1485th Transportation Unit which was called to serve as part of the efforts during the first Gulf War.

Bill served the Indian Valley Schools for 21 years as a Custodian at the Middle School. He was a longtime member of St. James Lutheran Church and the Tuscarawas VFW, where he also served on the Military Honor Guard. Bill loved spending time with his family playing cards and attending the activities of his nieces and nephews. He also enjoyed spending time with his Australian Shepherd, Alonzo, and was always willing to help others.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Bonnie Neighley; their son, Robert (Rebecca) Frohnapfel of Scio; his brother, Tom (Barb) Frohnapfel; his mother-in-law, Mary Virginia Neighley of Dover, his sisters-in-law, Brenda (Greg) Wages and Carol (Toby) Negri all of New Philadelphia, and JoAnn Duesenberry of Dover; a brother-in-law, Terry Sutton of New Philadelphia as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Duesey Duesenberry, and a sister-in-law, Lori Sutton.

A graveside service with military honors will be held in the St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery on Friday, April 29, 2022 at 11 AM.

Memorial contributions in Bill’s name may be directed to St. James Lutheran Church, PO Box 336, Tuscarawas, Ohio 44682.

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Service Information

Date: Friday, April 29, 2022

Time: 11:00 am

St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery

Address:

215 Church Street, TUSCARAWAS, OH, 44682

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St. James Lutheran Church

PO Box 336
Tuscarawas, Ohio 44682

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Born: September 7, 1945
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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Cathy Coviello posted on 5/24/22

Bonnie, our sincere sympathy to you & your family. What a great guy who always had a smile on his face! Cathy & Jim Civiello

 

Dale and Judy Fincher posted on 4/30/22

Bonnie and family, So sorry for your loss. Dale and he graduated together and served in 1485th. Hold on to his memories for peace and comfort. May God surround you with his loving arms.

 

Jeannie Bonvechio posted on 4/29/22

Bonnie, my deepest sympathy to you and your family for your loss!

 

MaryLou Hubbard posted on 4/29/22

Sorry for the loss of Bill, your loving husband, & a wonderful father to Bob he also was a wonderful neighbor years ago. God bless your family! Take care Bonnie.

 

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum posted on 4/29/22

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of William Irwin Frohnapfel, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Navy Veteran, William Irwin Frohnapfel, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

 

Karen S Nagle posted on 4/29/22

Deepest sympathies for you and family.

 

Rick Schumacher posted on 4/29/22

Bonnie, So sorry for your loss

 

Floyd Burdette posted on 4/28/22

I am very sorry to hear of Bill passing, Bill and I went into the Navy together summer of 1965.. we left Dover on July 25 1965. I am also a Vietnam Veteran.. You all have my condolences.

 

Susan Harris posted on 4/28/22

Bonnie, so sorry to hear about Bill. We just talked the other day about him and wished him well. We had some good times and i'll always remember the time we were in Cincy and rode the riverboat and Bill and I went in the rain to the captains wheel and sat in there for awhile. Will miss seeing you both.

 

Rita Debevec Kohl posted on 4/28/22

My deepest condolences

 

Joan and Gary Caviness posted on 4/27/22

Our condolences to Bonnie and family. Bill was such a nice guy. We always enjoyed talking with him.

 

Vern & Sue Dunlap posted on 4/27/22

So very sorry for your loss. Bill and Vernon enjoyed talking to each other about their time in Viet Nam. We will miss him.

 

Wanda Krocker posted on 4/27/22

Bonnie and family, We are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was a great guy. You will be in our prayers. Wanda and Joe Krocker

 

Larry Cannon posted on 4/27/22

My deepest sympathies for you and yours. Will always remember Bill for his willingness to help and his stories of his service. Heaven has gained a great sole and a loyal servant.

 

Rich Calderon posted on 4/27/22

Very sorry for your loss. Many prayers

 

Judy Adams Schrock posted on 4/27/22

So very sorry for your loss. Remembering Bill from childhood on the southside. He graduated with my brother, Mike Adams, and lived only a block away.

 

Judy Povick posted on 4/27/22

Bonnie, so sorry for your loss. I’m glad we had a chance to talk at New Philadelphia track meetings

 

Barb Frohnapfel posted on 4/27/22

I will miss my big brother very much !!!! Remember the good times we had , Bill ... I also will miss him , He was'nt only my Brother - in -law but my friend too ... Rip Bill we love you !!

 

Barb Frohnapfel posted on 4/27/22

So sorry for your loss Bonnie , We will miss him very much .... love Tom and Barb ...

 

Mary Etta and Jim Nandrasy posted on 4/27/22

Bonnie, we were very sorry to hear about Bill. We are sending our sympathies and prayers for you and your family. May God's blessings be with you at this time. Sincerely, Mary Etta and Jim Nandrasy.

 

Cris McCarthy posted on 4/27/22

Bonnie you have my sympathy. So very sorry. Cris Davis McCarthy

 

Beccie Booth posted on 4/27/22

Bonnie, I am sorry to read about Bill’s passing. My sincere sympathy to you and your family. Beccie Booth

 

Linda Williams posted on 4/27/22

Bonnie you and your family have my deepest sympathy and prayers. I very seldom saw Bill without a smile on his face. He will be deeply missed.

 

Shari Grewell posted on 4/27/22

So sorry for your loss Bill was a very wonderful person. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

 

randy cadle posted on 4/27/22

Bonnie you and your family have our sympathy, Bill was a great person who cared about everyone and loved IV Randy and Donna Cadle

 

Kim Lenhart posted on 4/27/22

Uncle Bill was such a fun and awesome person! I will miss all our discussions about racing and our conversations about who was the best NASCAR driver!!

 

Archie Gardner posted on 4/27/22

Bonnie and family sorry for your loss You have my sympathy Bill was a great guy

 

Max Wright posted on 4/27/22

Bonnie and family. Bill was an amazingly great guy. He will be missed by all that knew him. Prayers to you all and may he rest in piece.

 

Madge King posted on 4/27/22

So sorry for your loss Bonnie prayers for you and your family God Bless

 

Janet Stull posted on 4/27/22

Dear Bonnie, Bob and Becky, Kendall and I are so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. May God keep his loving arms around you and hold you tight. God Bless You Kendall and Janet

 

Margie West posted on 4/27/22

Thank you for your service. My deepest sympathy to Bonnie and family.He will be missed by St. James for sure.

 

Pam Koch posted on 4/27/22

Bonnie and Family I am so sorry to read of Bill's passing May God wrap his loving arm around you and give you comfort and strength during this difficult time

 

sandra Vesey posted on 4/27/22

So sorry for your lose .

 

Michelle Stevens posted on 4/27/22

I'm so sorry for your loss Bonnie. Bill was a wonderful man. Prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.

 

Marla Stevens posted on 4/27/22

Joe and I are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers... sending love and hugs

 

Kathy Schreiner posted on 4/27/22

Bonnie, so sorry to hear this. He was one good guy! He will be missed. Dale and I so much enjoyed him. You and I have a lot of good memories of him and the good old days!

 

Linda Kreinbihl posted on 4/27/22

Bonnie and family. So sorry to hear about Bob. You are all in my prayers.

 

Lynn Reichman posted on 4/27/22

Sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to your family from ours.

 

Brenda Hidey posted on 4/27/22

Prayers For The Family So Sorry For You're Loss I know Tom and Barb I believe we met Bill at Tom's. Deepest Sympathy. Brenda Hidey .

 

Shelia Trachsel posted on 4/27/22

Bill was one of the good ones and I know he will be deeply missed. My sympathy to his family.

 

Paul and Joan Swaney posted on 4/27/22

So sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers for your family during this difficult time.

 

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