William B. “Bill” Clouse, 95, of Landisburg died Sunday, November 7, 2021. Bill was born at home on February 18, 1926 to the late Alvin and Mary K. (Barkley) Clouse of Landisburg. He is preceded in death by his devoted wife of 67 years, Mary K. (Womer) Clouse, who died in 2014. Bill is survived by three children: Harvey (Cathy) Clouse of Landisburg, Connie (Amos) Musser of Ephrata, and Gary Clouse of Landisburg; six grandchildren: Harvey W. Clouse of Landisburg, Heather (Franco) Cognata of Lafayette Hill, Tonya Dalton of Strasburg, Teressa (Peter) Beard of Akron, Nathan Musser and Brian (Jacqueline) Musser, both of Lancaster; eight great grandchildren; and one sister: Peg Morrison of Landisburg; and one brother: Terry “Tom” (Myrtice) Clouse of New Bloomfield. In addition to his parents and his bride, Bill is preceded in death by five siblings: Dale Clouse, Gerald “Sam” Clouse, Eugene Clouse, Nancy Bell and Verda “Dink” Sheaffer.
Bill proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II. During his tour of duty, he earned the Good Conduct Medal, Bronze Star, Purple Heart Medal, American Theater Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, and the World War II Victory Ribbon. Upon returning to the States, he began his first career as a welder for Bethlehem Steel and retired in 1970. He then began his second career with Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, from which he retired. His third and fourth careers were in real estate development and trucking (WHC, Inc.). In addition to belonging to Landisburg Church of God, Bill also belonged to the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #49 in New Bloomfield. Bill was passionate about two things: his family and hunting.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 12 in the newly renovated chapel of Nickel Lochstampfor Family Funeral Home in Loysville. The viewing will be from 11 AM to noon. The funeral service will immediately follow the viewing (at noon), with Chaplain Ed Rabenstein officiating. Interment will be at Landisburg Cemetery with full military honors.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Nickel-Lochstampfor Family Funeral Home, Inc. in Loysville.
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