William J. Debolt

December 09, 1934 ‒ March 09, 2018

Galion, Ohio

William Joe “Bill” Debolt, 83 of Galion went home to be with his Lord on March 9, 2018 at his home.

Born December 9, 1934 in Marion, Ohio, he was the son of the late Ray and Charlotta (Courtney) Debolt .  He married Iola (Hansen) Debolt on September 11, 1955 and she survives.

Bill repaired appliances for Debolt’s Home Appliances for several years and had various jobs before going to work at the Galion Post Office and retired after nearly 30 years of service.  After several years of retirement, he went to work for Poland’s True Value Hardware for another 14 years and retired due to health problems.  He was a long time member of Christ United Methodist Church where he held many positions and was also a member of the Galion Lion’s Club where he held most of the offices.

He played trombone with the “Afterbeats” dance band with Dick Ness, as well as several other groups. Bill was a talented artist and had done many pen and ink drawings of people’s houses, and had drawn the family’s Christmas cards for many years.  He enjoyed restoring many pictures and picture frames, such as pictures damaged at the famous Brownella Cottage in Galion.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by four children, Michael (Eva) Debolt of Peoria, Arizona, Tamara (Robert) Farson of Galion, Debra (Mark) Morich of Mansfield and Terra (Todd Steinhour) Davie of North Canton; eleven grandchildren, Elizabeth Robotyn, Sarah Robotyn, Dawn Buskirk, Julie Debolt, Adam Debolt, Rebecca Farson, Ciara Biggs, Danielle Kubasek, Joshua Sheffer, Andrew Davie and Lauren Davie; one great grandson, Luke Buskirk, sister, Nancy (Jim) Bowman of Marion and Brother, Jack (Nancy) Debolt of Tucson, AZ.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by a daughter, Laura Robotyn and a granddaughter, Kaitlynn Sheffer.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2018 at the Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833. Additional calling hour will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Christ United Methodist Church, 130 East Walnut Street, Galion, Ohio  44833, where a Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday with Rev. Matt Weaver officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the DaVita Dialysis Center in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Bill Debolt and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.



  • Iola and family,
    You all are in my thoughts & prayers. Bill will be missed by his many friends at our Church. God be with you.

  • The Erick family sends its condolences and prayers. Memories of Bill as a devoted friend will be cherished forever. To us Bill represented the epitopy of his generation.
    God Bless

  • Bill was such a wonderful neighbor and friend. He will not be forgotten. We keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Rick, Amie, and Elizabeth Wolf

  • Bill was a sweet man. He had many talents and he was kind and helpful to everyone. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • To the Debolt family,
    We were so sorry to read about Bill. Bill was a delight to work with and converse with about many topics. Please our sympathies and prayers.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • To the Debolt family,
    We were so sorry to read about Bill. Bill was a delight to work with and converse with about many topics. Please accept our sympathies and prayers.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Sarah & Dawn I just want to say I’m sorry for the loss of your grandfather from what I read the obituaries he had a great life my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family may God bless you and your time of need your friend from Burger King Michael cinqurpalmi

  • Tom & I have very fond memories of Bill. He was a wonderful man with many talents. We are so very sorry for your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

  • We are so sorry about Bill’s death. He was such a fine Christian man and will be missed by all. Our love and prayers are with you.

  • Our sympathy to Iola and the Debolt family. Bill was a talented yet humble man that had a good sense of humor. We will miss him very much.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with Iola and the Debolt family during this difficult time. He will be greatly missed.

    From Mark and Cindy Manning, Kathleen Schalip and Caren Arnold.

  • You have my very deepest sympathy today & in the time to come. You were a great family & Bill was a great man. Love to all

  • So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Hugs to the family

  • To Friends & Family of Bill Debolt…. I will always remember Bill as the friendly face at the post office,,but more than his work at the Galion post office, we will all remember Bill as an active civic leader with the Galion Lions Club, & Bill’s outstanding talent as a local artist… RIP Bill Debolt, & condolences to his many friends & family… Davey Jones WQEL

  • Iola and family, What a great man Bill was. Always enjoyed getting his special Christmas cards. He and my Father had many great times at the Post Office “working” together!! May he rest in peace. Thinking of all of you.

  • To friends and family of William DEBOLT
    So sorry to hear of Bills passing. I loved his art work and have several of his art works hanging on my walls. Sure treasure them. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I know you are suttounded by Gods light and love during this trying time. Bless you all.
    Marilyn E Ritzhaupt Andrade
    Olympia, WA 1952 Classmate

  • Dear Iola and Family,
    Bill and I were very sorry to learn of Bill’s passing. You have our deepest sympathy.

  • We will miss our dear cousin Bill tremendously. He will forever remain a large part of our hearts. May God give you comfort and peace Iola and to your family. God’s blessings always. Love Phil and Chel

  • Dear Iola and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet husband, Bill! We just today (April 3) heard this very sad news. We extend our deepest sympathy for your loss. Most sincerely with hugs, Robert and Susan