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William A. Sheldon UPDATED
Fidler Orme Bachman Mortuary
Meade, KS

HUTCHINSON – William A. “Bill” Sheldon, age 58, died early Sunday morning, June 1, 2014, at his Hutchinson, Kansas, residence.
He was born November 28, 1955, at Meade, Kansas, the son of Robert Lawrence “Bob” and Mildred “Mickey” (Ruder) Sheldon.  As a young boy he attended the Plains school system, graduating from Southwestern Heights High School in 1974 and serving as the vice president of his senior class.  Upon his graduation, he attended Dodge City Community College and later Bethel University while on a track scholarship.  While at Bethel, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in education.  After his graduation, he began his teaching career in Fairfield, later in Sharon Springs, and finally in Lewis, Kansas, where he taught, instructed drivers education, and coached football, basketball, and track for many years.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, coin and stamp collecting and was a former Boy Scout Leader.  His true passions in life were his children, grandchildren, bird dogs, and making spicy salsa.
In 1992 he married Cindy Schroth, she survives.
Other survivors include:
A son,                                                 Derek and wife Crystal of Nickerson, Kansas
Three daughters,                        Mandy and husband Michael of Kiowa, Kansas
                                                Cassie and husband Kale of Hutchinson, Kansas
                                                Nicky and husband Jerrod of Hutchinson, Kansas
His mother,                                    Mickey Sheldon of Meade, Kansas
Two brothers,                                    Robert “Bob” Sheldon, Jr. of Plains, Kansas
                                                Jerry Sheldon of Lyons, Kansas
Three sisters,                                    Kathy Novinger of Meade, Kansas
                                                Sharon Ratzlaff of Meade, Kansas
                                                Jane Berry of Stinnette, Texas
Nine grandchildren                        Seven nephews                        Eight nieces
He is preceded in death by his father; a brother, Thomas G. Sheldon; and a nephew Preston Sheldon.
Celebration of life services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the Plains Christian Church, Plains, Kansas.  Cremation has taken place.  Inurnment will follow in the Plains Cemetery, Plains.
The family would welcome memorials to the Bill Sheldon Memorial Fund in care of Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade, Kansas.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at
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