William Albert Schlicher

April 13, 1940-March 18, 2023


William Albert Schlicher, 82, of Crawfordsville passed away Saturday, March 18, 2023, at Bickford of Crawfordsville. 

He was born April 13, 1940, in Fort Madison, Iowa, to the late Albert Michael and Irene Dorothy (Koellner) Schlicher. 

William graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Madison, Iowa, then attended St. Ambrose College in Davenport, Iowa, then graduated from Burlington Junior College in Burlington, Iowa, where he met the love of his life, Patricia K. Ford, and they later married Jan. 4, 1964. 

He was a Sears catalog store manager for 25 years, starting in Fairfield, Iowa, then transferred to Crawfordsville. He then went on to work as the service manager at Larry Cummings Olds & Horner Automotive. He loved sports and going to the Coaches Corners on Wednesday nights, enjoyed fishing, jig saw puzzles, playing games and spending time with his family. 

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Patricia; four children, Regina (Sean) Royce of Indianapolis, Kurtis Schlicher of Lafayette, Tiffany (Tony) Bowen of Crawfordsville and Blair Schlicher of Crawfordsville; six grandchildren, Danielle, Kaitlin (Justin), Jacob, Laine, Benjamin and Taylor; great-granddaughter Sophia; brother Stanley (Susan) Schlicher of Iowa; two sisters, Alice (Roger) Hoenig and Barbara (Joe) Merschman; and brother-in-law James (Janis) Ford, all of Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Raymond Schlicher.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Thursday, March 23 from 3 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Special Olympics Area 4, 6200 Technology Center Drive, Suite 105, Indianapolis, IN 46278. 

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