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William Betschman

August 03, 2021

William “Bill” L Betschman, age 78, of Norwalk, passed away Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at Gaymont Nursing Center.

He was born January 30, 1943 in Norwalk to the late Woodrow and Jane (Wickham) Betschman. He was a 1962 graduate of Norwalk High School and worked at Norwalk Furniture from 1962 until 1968. Betschman’s West End Greenhouse was founded in 1948 by his parents, and in 1976 Sharon and Bill took over management and relocated in 1997 to Betschman’s Flowers on Main.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon (Nickoli) Betschman of Norwalk, whom he married on October 12, 1963; children, Stephanie (Rob) Gerden of Greensboro, NC and Chris Betschman of Norwalk; grandchildren, Kelsey (Carl) Pawsat of Greensboro, NC, Alex Rice of Charlotte, NC and Maya (Spencer Urban) Rice of Hampton, VA; great-grandchildren, Rowan, Crosby and Lochlan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Bob Betschman; and nephew, Steve Betschman.

Memorial contributions may be sent to St, Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk.

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William “Bill” L Betschman, age 78, of Norwalk, passed away Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at Gaymont Nursing Center.

He was born January 30, 1943 in Norwalk to the late Woodrow and Jane (Wickham) Betschman. He was a 1962 graduate of Norwalk High School and worked at Norwalk Furniture from 1962 until 1968. Betschman’s West End Greenhouse was founded in 1948 by his parents, and in 1976 Sharon and Bill took over management and relocated in 1997 to Betschman’s Flowers on Main.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon (Nickoli) Betschman of Norwalk, whom he married on October 12, 1963; children, Stephanie (Rob) Gerden of Greensboro, NC and Chris Betschman of Norwalk; grandchildren, Kelsey (Carl) Pawsat of Greensboro, NC, Alex Rice of Charlotte, NC and Maya (Spencer Urban) Rice of Hampton, VA; great-grandchildren, Rowan, Crosby and Lochlan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Bob Betschman; and nephew, Steve Betschman.

Memorial contributions may be sent to St, Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk.

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Charlie & Betty Christian

Norwalk, OH, USA
August 07, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all..So many memories of our early times together...kept close to our hearts...sending our love

John E.Schumm

Norwalk, OH, USA
August 07, 2021

Dear Sharon: Please accept my deepest sympathy. on the loss of Bill . What a great guy! We would always trade stories about the generations of friendship between the Schumm and Betschman families.You are in my thoughts and prayers!
John E. Schumm

Robin and Jerry Nickoli

Milan, OH, United States
August 07, 2021

Sharon. Stephanie and Chris - please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of Bill. He will be missed. We hold you all in our prayers, will light a candle for him in church tomorrow and send our love to each of you and your beautiful families.

Gregg Maxwell

Fort Myers, FL
August 07, 2021

So saddened to learn of Bill’s passing. Best wishes, Sharon and family.

Stella/ Gary Barman

Norwalk, OH
August 06, 2021

Sharon. We are very so to hear the passing of Bill. You are in our thoughts and prayer.

Linda L Stecovich

Suwanee, GA, United States
August 06, 2021

Sharon, I'm very sad to learn of Bill's passing.
My husband, Bob passed away on June 4 of this year. I can empathize with your grief! Bob and I had been married a long time, too.
You have my deppest sympathy.