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William G. "Bill" Orwick

October 3, 1928 October 3, 2020
William G.  "Bill" Orwick
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Obituary for William G. "Bill" Orwick

William Gibson 'Bill" Orwick, age 92, passed away Saturday, October 3, 2020 at his home. Bill was born October 3, 1928 at Corydon, Indiana to the late Earl and Clovis Orwick. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Jean Seyler; brothers, John and Robert Orwick.
Bill was an Air Force Veteran of the Korean Conflict, proprietor of Orwick Monument Co. for more than 60 years, a member of Harrison County Republican Party, Old State Capitol V.F.W. Post No. 2950 and American Legion Post No. 123. Bill graduated from Corydon High School in 1946. He attended Hanover College in 1948 and 1949, then decided to join his father to begin the monument business.

The craft of design drafting was self-taught, and throughout the years the process became faster with new products such as letter dies. In the 1970's the industry trended toward flat scene designs for memorials. Bill applied his skills to create customized scenes from farms, homes, and other symbols requested by customers. Then in 1994, the company was able to purchase an auto cad system. With the cad system, the hand drawn artwork Bill created for years, was scanned and saved to be utilized with updated software. The Indiana Half Century Business Award was presented to Orwick Monument Company in 2003. He enjoyed many games of golf, visiting with friends, and spending time with his large family.

Surviving are sons; William Issac “Ike” Orwick of New Albany, IN., Robert E. Orwick of Corydon, IN., daughters; Cinda G. Hoehn of New Albany, IN., Melissa S. Timberlake of Clarksville, IN., Evie A. Orwick Fey (Tom) of Leavenworth, IN., Jennifer L. Stinson (Tony) of Solsberry, IN. and Angela L. Fleace (Bryan) of Greenville, IN., 14 Grandchildren & 9 Great Grandchildren.

Funeral service 11 am Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Swarens Funeral Home, 1405 Hwy 64 NW, Ramsey, IN. with interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Corydon, IN.

Visitation 5 – 8 pm Monday, 3-8 pm Tuesday and after 9 am Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Old State Capitol V.F.W. Post No. 2950, Corydon, IN.

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Visitation

Monday

5

Oct

5:00 PM 10/5/2020 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/5/2020 8:00:00 PM
Swarens Funeral Home

1405 Highway 64 NW
Ramsey, IN 47166

Swarens Funeral Home
1405 Highway 64 NW Ramsey 47166 IN
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

6

Oct

3:00 PM 10/6/2020 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/6/2020 8:00:00 PM
Swarens Funeral Home

1405 Highway 64 NW
Ramsey, IN 47166

Swarens Funeral Home
1405 Highway 64 NW Ramsey 47166 IN
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

7

Oct

9:00 AM 10/7/2020 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/7/2020 11:00:00 AM
Swarens Funeral Home

1405 Highway 64 NW
Ramsey, IN 47166

Swarens Funeral Home
1405 Highway 64 NW Ramsey 47166 IN
United States

Service

Wednesday

7

Oct

11:00 AM 10/7/2020 11:00:00 AM
Swarens Funeral Home

1405 Highway 64 NW
Ramsey, IN 47166

Swarens Funeral Home
1405 Highway 64 NW Ramsey 47166 IN
United States
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