William ‘Bill’ Francis Flamm
William “Bill” Francis Flamm, 83, of Cobden, died peacefully in his childhood home surrounded by his family on July 6, 2020.
Bill was the son of Paul and Frances Flamm. He was born on Feb. 14, 1937, in Cobden.
He married Nancy Clutts on April 19, 1958. They had six children, David Flamm, Susan (Richard) Lewis of Cary, N.C., Brenda (David) Augustine of Naperville, Patty (Kenny) Flamm of Cobden, Karen Kiefer of Cobden and Rita (Clay) Mitchell of Cobden.
He was proud and fond of his many nieces and nephews and their families.
Bill was a loving “PAPA” to his grandchildren: Sarah Carr, Emily Richbourg, Leslie Pepple, Adam Augustine, Forrest Blakley, Brianne Mann, Catherine Augustine, Mary Ann Blakley, and Rebecca and Heidi Mitchell. Bill was also blessed with eight great-grandchildren. He loved and cherished every moment with them.
He was preceded in death by his son, David; parents Paul and Frances; brothers Leonard “Slim” and Donald; sisters, Jean and Mary Ann; and son-in-law, Dwight D. Kiefer.
Bill grew up on the family farm with his late brother Leonard “Slim” and his late cousin Ed. As the fourth generation they spent their lives building Flamm Orchards into the legacy it is today.
Bill was an avid outdoorsman. When he wasn’t with his family or working on the farm, he was at his second home in Gunnison, Colo., where he enjoyed fishing and hunting alongside his many friends.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cobden, with Father Uriel Salamanca officiating. Interment will be in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Cobden.
Friends could call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden. Everyone who attended was required to wear a face covering and to observe social distancing guidelines.
To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com.
Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden is in charge of arrangements.