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William E. Thornton

February 11, 1938 - July 2, 2006
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Mr. William E. ”Bill” Thornton, age 68, or Michigan City, passed away after a long illness at his home on July 2, 2006 with his family by his side. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, July 7 at Carlisle Funeral Home, with Rev. Nancy C. Kahaian officiating. Visitation will be Friday, JulyContinue Reading

Linette Gresham left a message on July 14, 2006:
Dianne and family, I again wanted to send my love and support to you all. What a wonderful man you all shared memories with. He was so funny and charming and will truely be missed. NOW who's gonna keep me in line? All my love, Linette and family
Ron Lagenoek left a message on July 12, 2006:
Diane and Family, My deepest sympathies to you on the loss of our loved one. I can not tell you how sad I feel at the loss of a coworker and friend. I had the privelage of getting to know Bill through my years at Lighthouse Place. He was one of the first people I met when moving to Michigan City and I was lucky to have known him. He lifted my spirits every time I saw him and always had a glimmer and twinkle in his eye. I did come to pay my condolences at the viewing and I want you to know that he will be surely missed.
lonnie hayes left a message on July 7, 2006:
bill was a great friend and will be missed, are prayers and thoughts are with the family
Lisa (Chapman) Morse left a message on July 7, 2006:
My deepest sympathy to Diane, Greg and other family members. Bill will certainly be missed. I will always remember the sparkle in his eyes when he smiled. I'm thankful I had the opportunity to work with him while I was at Lighthouse Place.
Melissa Dew left a message on July 7, 2006:
When I think of Bill it always brings a smile to my face. He was such a sweet man. I've worked at the mall for over 15 years and had many conversations with him. I could spend hours in his office just looking at all his collectibles, and wondering how long did it take him to set everything up so perfectly! I know that he was so proud of his kids and his grandchildren and loved them so very much. He will be missed dearly.
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Melinda Salas left a message on July 6, 2006:
Bill Thornton was my father-in-law and the best Grandfather my kids could of ever dreamed of having. I am so sorry I could not be there with the family but you are all in my heart and my prayers. Please know I will always love you and miss you as will my children. Anthony Gregory William Thornton will carry on the Thornton name and he will wear the name proudly. You are one to admire Bill. Melinda Salas
Kristi Ream left a message on July 6, 2006:
Please accept my deepest sympathies for the loss of Bill. I hope that your happy memories will help you in your times of sadness. Bill was a wonderful man that will be missed by many!
Craig Seifert left a message on July 6, 2006:
I would like to extend my sympathy to the Thornton Family. I worked for many years with Bill while employed in the same capacity as Bill at Heinhold Oil Co. I still have great memories of the former Citgo at Carroll and Michigan Blvd. Bill was a kind and gentle humorous man who will be missed by all who knew him.
Don & Marlene Ohmann left a message on July 6, 2006:
Don and I send our deepest sympathies to all the Thornton family members. We were very sorry to hear of Bills passing. We're sure that those who went before him, greeted him with open arms. Rest in peace Bill.
Steve Tweddell left a message on July 6, 2006:
My very deepest condolences on the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. I first got to know Bill when I worked security as Lighthouse Place in Michigan City. I will always remember him for being a warm, thoughtful and caring man with a wonderful sense of humor. May God comfort you in your time of grief.
Geisen Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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