AMerican Veteran 11

William R. Shepard

February 5, 1951 ~ March 4, 2022 (age 71)

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William R. Shepard, age 71, of McClure, passed away Friday evening March 4, 2022 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee.  He was born on February 5, 1951 to the late Roland & Alice (Williams) Shepard.  After graduating from Otsego High School he entered the U.S Navy where he proudly served his nation during the Vietnam War.  Bill worked as a computer testing technician for 20 years with IBM in New York before relocating back to Ohio and retiring from Amcor in Napoleon.  In his earlier years he enjoyed Karate, running and the craft of Macrame.  As grandchildren entered his life, they became the focus of his love, time and devotion.  He is survived by his daughters, Happy Brooks of Bowling Green, Ohio and Macy (Will) Cousineau of Chatham, Illinois; grandchildren, Olivia Columber, Addyson Brooks, Sindija Cousineau, Linda Cousineau, Ieva Cousineau and Finley Cousineau; sisters, Mary (KD) Garmenn and Jane (Jim) Smith; sister-in-law, Mary Shepard; nieces and nephews.  Along with is parents, Bill was preceded in death by his brother, Robert G. Shepard in 2019.  There will be no public services and interment will be private for the family at Hockman Cemetery in McClure.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Cherry Street Mission, 1501 Monroe St, Toledo, Ohio 43604 in his memory.  Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at  Arrangements were entrusted to Barnes Funeral Chapel, Delta.

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Private Interment

Hockman Cemetery
Woodlawn Ave
McClure, OH 43534


Cherry Street Mission
1501 Monroe St., Toledo OH 43604

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