Jan. 10, 1922-Aug. 11, 2019

William Aaron Biddinger, 97, Valparaiso, and most recently of Portage, went to be with his beloved Savior Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019.

He was born Jan. 10, 1922, in Rochester, to Err and Estelle (Walters) Biddinger. Bill was a graduate of Richland Center High School, Manchester College and obtained his master’s degree in elementary guidance counseling from Ball State University. Bill was a veteran of WWII and served in the U.S Army Air Corps in Burma, where his battalion built the Burma Road.

After his honorable discharge, Bill was a farmer in the Akron and Rochester area and later became an elementary school teacher at Riddle Elementary School.

In 1967 Bill moved to Michigan City where he worked as a Guidance Counselor at Barker Junior High for 19 years. Wherever life led him, Bill was always an active member of a church family. Most recently, Bill and Posie were regular attendees at Liberty Bible Church.

On Aug. 20, 1946, Bill married Rosalie Marie Carpenter who preceded him in death on May 9, 2018.

He is survived by his daughters, Catherine Biddinger of Lake Station, Margie Robertson of West Lafayette, Ginny Wheeler of Pennsylvania; grandchildren Kari (David) Wheeler-Reed, David (Sue Pedrazzi) Wheeler, Wesley (April) Robertson; great grandchildren William Robertson, Jayse Baugh and Annaliese Baugh; and sister Willodean Hoesel.

Bill was also preceded in death by his parents, sisters Bernice Crabbs and Betty Rouch, and son-in-law Ed Robertson.

Bill’s life was distinguished by a sense of humor, kindness and generosity, pragmatism, curiosity, and love for God and his fellow man. He was a leader through discernment, wisdom and humility.

Memorial visitation will be Monday, August 19, 2019, from 9-11 a.m. CST at Moeller Funeral Home 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso, with a memorial Service beginning at 11 a.m. CST.

Burial of ashes will take place for Posie and Bill at 2 p.m. EST on Saturday, August 24th at Richland Center Cemetery, Rochester.