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William Henry Kothe

October 7, 1938 ~ March 8, 2018 (age 79)

William H. "Bill" Kothe, 79, of Spencer, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the I.U. Health Bloomngton Hospital. Bill was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 7, 1938 to William and Ruth (Dunwoody) Kothe. Bill proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict. Bill was an Arson Investigator for the Washington Township Fire Department in Indianapolis and was once the fire chief for Clay Township Volunteer Fire Department in Owen County. Bill was an entrepreneur, owning his own real estate company, Kothe Realty. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and was a lifelong member of the N.R.A.

Bill is survived by his children, Kathryn Kothe Rozko of Massachusett, WIlliam "Billy" Kothe of Indianapolis, Charles Kothe of Indianapolis, grandchildren, Felicity, Oscar, Brodie, Brooke,Kelson, sister, Kristin Kothe, and business associates, Vicki Ford and Steve Sides.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Byron Kothe.

A private memorial service will take place at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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