William (Bill) Joseph Ewert of rural Parker passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. He was born on October 24, 1945 in Wichita, Kansas. His parents were Gladys Fluke Ewert and William Wilson Ewert. In 1948 Bill and his family moved to a farm west of Parker. He attended grade school at Sugar Valley School. He then attended high school in Parker Rural High School where he graduated in 1963. After graduation he enlisted in the Air Force Reserves. He was stationed at Richard-Gebaur Air Force Base until 1970. He was employed at Hallmark Cards 1964 and retired after 36 years in 2001. He and Carla Peterson were married March 3, 1973 in Osawatomie. To this union three children were born. Bill loved going to auctions, spending time with family, visiting with friends, and raising cattle. He spent a lot of his time tinkering in his shop always rigging up something. Bill was always ready to lend a helping hand to friends and neighbors. He was preceded in death by his parents, a dearly loved nephew Mike Roberts, and brother-in-law Doug Roberts. Bill is survived by his wife Carla, daughter Cassie Hasty, her husband Mike, and grandchildren Claire and Brendan, a son Adam, his wife Tanya, and grandchildren Austin, Autumn, and Tristian, and a daughter Libby Self and her husband Brant, and granddaughters Harley and Bryar, a sister Joyce Roberts, and a niece Theresa Smith and family.
A public graveside funeral service will be 2 pm Saturday, December 19, 2020 at the Sutton Valley Cemetery near Greeley, Kansas. Individual respects and guest registry can be made from 9 am to 4:30 pm Friday, December 18, 2020 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City, Kansas. Contributions are suggested to WINGS, or Parker Masonic Lodge, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O.Box J, Mound City, Kansas 66056. Online condolences can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com.
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