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William Edward Daggitt

  • Birth 2 Feb 1921
  • Death 22 Mar 2008
  • Burial Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
  • Plot Sec: 304 Lot: 88
  • Memorial ID 25671711

William Edward Daggitt, 87, Centerville, Ohio, formerly of the Bloomington area, was called home Saturday, (March 22, 2008).

He was preceded in death by his parents, Donal Lockman and Margaret (Keenan) Daggitt; Evelyn (Ensign) Daggitt, his wife of 64 years; son, Donal R. Daggitt; daughter, Margaret Sue Fry; and brother, Donal Patrick Daggitt.

Surviving children include, Betty (Milton) Neuman, Bluffton, S.C.; William Michael (Betty) Daggitt, Reston, Va.; Steven Richard (Susan) Daggitt, Madeira, Ohio; John Thomas (Caroline) Daggitt, Bethesda, Md.; and Mary Christine (Michael) Tebo, Albuquerque, N.M.; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren mourn his passing the day before Easter.

Ever young, Bill was engaged to be married in April to Mary Harris of Lisle.

Bill graduated from Trinity High School, Bloomington, attended Illinois State Normal University before enlisting in the Army Air Corps. He was a veteran of World War II, recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, as well as a veteran of the Korean War. Bill retired from the Air Force as a colonel in 1971.

Bill worked tirelessly as president of Catholic Migrant Ministries.

Published in the Bloomington, Illinois Pantagraph


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  • Created by: Bob & Nancy Cannon
  • Added: 1 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25671711
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Edward Daggitt (2 Feb 1921–22 Mar 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25671711, citing Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Bob & Nancy Cannon (contributor 46739623) .