William D. Rackett

William D. Rackett, 88, died peacefully in his home on February 19, 2014 in Lebanon, Ohio.

Born on October 7, 1925 in Dunkirk NY to Donald and Esther (nee: Light) Rackett where he enjoyed a wonderful childhood shared with his dear cousin, Jeanne Closser (Foster) or as he called her, “his little sister.”

Bill spent much time involved in the Boy Scouts of America, hunting and camping with his father and meeting and marrying Jean Marie (Wuerstle), also from Dunkirk. He established Cedar Valley Plastics in 1966 where he worked until retiring in 1989.

He is survived by 9 children and was also proud to be the grandfather of 29 and great-grandfather of 11 children. Bill will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Arrangements are by the Oswald-Hoskins Funeral Home, Lebanon, Ohio – (513-932-7070).