William O'Hara, 90

William L. "Bill" O'Hara, 90, of rural Claypool, died at 5:48 p.m., Monday, May 22, 2017, at his home. 

He was born Sept. 16, 1926, in Laketon, to Clyde O'Hara and Grace (Flora) Haupert.

Bill was a 1946 graduate of Chester High School, North Manchester, and was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II.  He married Kathryn E. "Kate" Renicker in Warsaw, on May 1, 1948; she died Nov. 2, 2013. 

He was a plumber for Miller & Sons, in Silver Lake, retiring in 1988, and also owned O'Hara bottle gas from 1953-1971.  Bill enjoyed visiting, mowing, and raising farm animals. 

He is survived by three children, Patrick J. O'Hara of Wabash, Danny L. (Loni) O'Hara of Claypool, and Mary Ann (Jack) Bever of Lagro; daughter-in-law, Rebecca Steele of North Manchester; son-in-law, Mark S. Young of Mentone; 20 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren. 

He was also preceded in death by parents, son, Scott Dee O'Hara, daughter, Joy Lea Young, six brothers, one sister, one great-grandson.

Graveside services and burial will be 2 p.m., Friday, May 26, 2017, at Oaklawn Cemetery, 600 Beckley St., North Manchester, with Erin Huiras officiating.  Friends may call 4-7 p.m., Thursday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main St., North Manchester.

Preferred memorial is the Family of William L. "Bill" O'Hara.

The memorial guest book for William may be signed at


Posted on 2017 May 24