William “Bill” Francis Stiller, age 69, died May 15, 2020, at Samaritan Albany General Hospital in Albany, Oregon with family and friends by his side. Bill was born in Walla Walla, Washington December 10, 1950, to Francis and Jean (Harding) Stiller. He graduated from Walla Walla High School in 1969 and attended Walla Walla Community College and Clark Community College in Vancouver, Washington.
As a young boy on the family farm in the Walla Walla valley, he was a terror on his pony, Trixie. Always competitive, he later showed horses with his dad, team roped, and trained horses. He married Yvonne Pennell on January 20, 1979. Their son, Casey, was born in Walla Walla on October 13, 1986. They divorced in 2012.
Bill was active in his son Casey’s activities. He coached Casey’s grade school soccer team and very early he began taking Casey to the local gun club. This evolved into a passion they both shared for competitive shooting.
Bill was a voracious reader with a far-reaching variety of books in his library. His interests were varied. He enjoyed cooking (and eating), shooting sports, rock climbing, river rafting, fly fishing, and most recently, sailing.
Bill was employed by Hill Brothers Chemical Company of Orange, California for the past 19 years.
Bill was proceeded in death by his father, Francis. He is survived by his son, Casey of Albany; his mother Jean Stiller of Walla Walla; his brother, David (Barbara) Stiller of Florence, Oregon, and numerous cousins.
A graveside service and celebration of life will be held in Walla Walla at a date to be determined following the lifting of COVID -19 social distancing restrictions. Information about this service will be forthcoming.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home handled arrangements. (www.aasum-dufour.com)
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