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William Dean Harpest

August 16, 1943 — March 26, 2020

William Dean Harpest

William Dean Harpest, Bill to those that knew him, age 76, of Bellefontaine, Ohio, passed away at his home on March 26, 2020.

Bill was born on August 16, 1943 to Willis and Mary Harpest. Bill is survived by his mother, Mary Harpest; sons, Shawn Harpest and Shannon Harpest; mother of his children, Arzella Harpest; sisters, Rosemary Harpest and Vaunetta ‘Kookie” Berry; brother, Larry Harpest; nephew, Mark Harpest; niece, Jan (Tom) Sheunamen; and sister-in-law, Patsy Harpest.

Bill was preceded in death by his father, Willis Harpest; brother, Ronald Harpest; brother-in-law, Mike Berry; and nephews, Larry Harpest, Jr and Kerry Harpest.

Bill graduated from Logan Hills high school in 1962 and worked for both Airstream and Rockwell, but his true vocation was water well drilling. A second-generation water well driller, Bill genuinely enjoyed the challenges of his work, the company that he worked hard to build, and all the people he met along the way. Bill loved all his family and cherished the time he spent with them. Bill also enjoyed following NASCAR racing, professional golf, and NFL football.

Per Bill’s final wishes, no funeral service will be held. Please remember him fondly in your own way.

The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Bellefontaine assisted the family with arrangements.

(authored by the family)


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