2013-12-07 / Obituaries

William E. Gischel

William E. Gischel, age 71, of Baltimore, died November 15, 2013, at the Mt Carmel East Hospital. William was born on April 29, 1942, in Columbus to the late Erwin Gischel and Ruth (Gast) Lynch.

William was a graduate of the Columbus South High School, Class of January ‘60, served his country as an MP in the US Army in Alaska, and was a member of the Columbus Police Division for over 30 years. He was a member of the FOP, enjoyed fishing, woodworking, showing his latest magic trick, and the many family trips to Canada. He never knew a stranger and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

William is preceded in death by his parents; and his step-father, Gail Lynch.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Carole (Shultz); children, Paige Orkis and Jim Orkis of Baltimore, Scott (Sheila) Gischel of Centerburg and Vicki (Bill) Hoskinson of Hebron; grandchildren, Jason, Danielle, Tyler, Matthew, Billy and Tommy; his brother, Bruce (Bonnie) Gischel; and sisters, Dot Hilsheimer, Ginny Bache, and Helen Deri.

Funeral services was held at Hosanna Lutheran Church, Pataskala, on November 23, 2013, with Pastor Bret Rizzo officiating. Entombment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with military and police honors.

The family suggests contributions be made to the Hosanna Lutheran Church in William’s memory. An online memorial will be at www.kaubersammons.com

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