William Edward Sloderbeck, 90, Noblesville, died Dec. 14 after fighting a long and courageous battle against Alzheimer’s disease. He was born Aug. 14 to William Earl and Regina (Price) Sloderbeck in Marion.
After proudly serving his country during World War II in the Navy Seabees, Bill returned home and married the love of his life, Sherrie (Ricketts) Sloderbeck. They celebrated 69 years of marriage Nov. 1. Bill farmed for 59 years and drove a bus for Noblesville Schools for 32 years. He had a great love for nature and was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing and his cabin in the great Northern Woods. Bill was a member of White River Christian Church and reflected God’s love through his kindness, generosity and caring of others.
He was a very devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather to his wife; their five children, Michael Eugene Sloderbeck, Robert Douglas (Ruth) Sloderbeck, Floyd Matthew (Lori) Sloderbeck, Sherrie Ann (Kelly) Collins and Maria Rose (Michael) Davis; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.