William Mathias, 76
William R. Mathias, 76, of Columbia City, died at 7:01 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2012, at his home. He was born Jan. 10, 1936, in Columbia City a son of John R. and Marjory A. (Howenstine) Mathias. His formative years were spent in Larwill. He graduated from Larwill High School.On Oct. 31, 2002, he married Deborah K. Monnier. They have always made their home in Columbia City.He was employed at Precision Plastics, retiring in the late 1980s.His memberships include Eagles #1906.Surviving relatives include his wife, Deborah; five children, Mark (Kathryn) Mathias of Columbia City, Jamie (Ron) Hile of Cromwell, Roger Mathias of Larwill, Mike Russell of Columbia City and Janie Johnston of Kentucky; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and a sister, Beverly Keel of Columbia City.There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held at noon, Saturday, July 14, at Lakeview Cemetery, Larwill.Preferred memorials are to Parkview Home Health & Hospice. Arrangements are being completed by Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.