first_imgWilfred Bischoff, 82 years old, of St. Leon, passed away Wednesday, May 27 shortly after his wife Bettykissed him and told him that she loved him. Wilfred married his sweetheart, Betty, who coincidentallyhad the same last name as him. Married on June 17, 1961, Wilfred and Betty were married just shy of 59years. Wilfred was born and raised in St. Leon and was well liked by everyone he knew. He worked over35 years at Seagrams in production. Wilfred was fun to be around and loved spending time with family.He had a certain cackle about him that made everyone smile, his laugh was contagious. He loved to playcards including euchre, 500, and poker, often playing cards in family tournaments. Wilfred was alwayscomplimentary, making everyone feel special after a conversation with him. Many will rememberWilfred for running the ham stand for years at the St. Leon Fireman’s Festival. He was an avid sports fanand he and his brother-in-law, Bob, had season tickets to the Reds and the Bengals for many years.Growing up, Wilfred played basketball for Sunman High School and was named All County. He was ahard worker and enjoyed working on the farm. Wilfred was a lifelong member of St. Joseph’s Church, AllSaints Parish, the North Dearborn Conservation Club, Sons of American Legion, St. Leon Pole Raising,and the St. Leon Potato Club.Wilfred will be greatly missed by his wife, Betty, his brother-in-law Bob (Ardis) Bischoff, sisters-in-law,Doris Bischoff, Ruth Bischoff, Phyllis Bischoff, Phyllis Bischoff, Linda Dunn, and many nieces andnephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Lena (Hoffman) Bischoff, brothersLeroy, Francis, Ernest, Alfred; sisters Angela Wilhelm and Dorothy, and brother-in-law Ronald Bischoff.Visitation for Wilfred will be on Tuesday, June 2 from 1:00 – 3:00pm at Andres-Wuestefeld FuneralHome. Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Joseph’s Church at 3:30pm, immediately followed by burialat St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Masses or family wishes. Please to leave online condolences.To keep everyone safe and healthy, and to comply with Indiana’s COVID-19 guidelines, a maximum of100 people will be allowed in the funeral home at one time. Funeral home staff will be assisting with thisso that everyone has a chance to pay their respects in a safe and reverent manner. We would appreciateif visitors would wear masks to visitation and/or mass. In addition, only 100 people will be able to attendthe funeral mass. People wishing to only attend the graveside service can do so by practicing social distancing or by remaining in their car. Unfortunately, due to statewide guidelines the church will be unable to offer a meal after the graveside service.last_img read more