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PatRaap
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Jay Allen sent out a message to some of us yesterday on facebook, and he gave me permission to share, as I know some of you would want to know:

"With a heavy heart I regretfully share some disappointing news for our Walldog family. I was asked to deliver this to as many as I could so we can all address the situation as one sees fit - or is comfortable for you individually.

Bill Riedel, Sr. has cancer and his health is declining rapidly. He will enter hospice to manage his care and pain in the coming weeks. He noticed that after last fall's Walldog meet in Westerly that he wasn't quite right. He'll be 90 this month - so 'not right' seems allowed.

The cancer was found in his liver, prostate and spine (perhaps other places) and the chemo is taking its toll on spirit and energy."

Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

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Patricia A. Raap
Raap Signs
2615 Arthur
Coopersville, MI 49404
616-677-0158
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Duncan Wilkie
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I can’t say enough about Bill. He has mentored so many people, not just with signs, but in living an honourable life. What a tremendous roll model, and human being.

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Duncan Wilkie
aka signdog
http://www.comsign.ca
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Pam Eddy
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So sorry to hear this news. I met Bill at the original sign museum during the meet at the Cincinnati Zoo. He walked up to me and we started talking and wondered on through the museum together discussing the history of different signs and techniques used to make them.. I didn't know him before that visit to the museum but cherish the memories of that walk through the museum. I ran into him again at the Walldogs meet in Shipshewana a few summers back. It was great seeing him again. Is there an address we can send a card to?

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Pam Eddy
Niles, MI
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Dan Sawatzky
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I was privileged to spend time with Bill when I was at the USSC conference in early December. He was in good spirits then, although he mentioned his cancer was back. But talk of that was brief as he expressed his gratitude for a life well lived. He is so grateful for his decades as a Letterhead and for the opportunity of travelling and meeting so many great people.

I think we all want to be like Bill when we grow up! He is such a great guy!

Thanks Bill for all you gave us!

-grampa dan

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Dan Sawatzky
Sawatzky's Imagination Corporation
Yarrow, British Columbia
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PatRaap
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His address is:
Bill Reidel,
15 Warren St.
Little Ferry, NJ. 07643

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Patricia A. Raap
Raap Signs
2615 Arthur
Coopersville, MI 49404
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Pam Eddy
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Thank you Pat

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Pam Eddy
Niles, MI
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Don Hulsey
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Not the news I wanted to hear, but thanks for letting us know.

I met Bill at Kentucky Lake in 1999, and was actually allowed the opportunity to paint on the same wall with him in Shipshewana(a definite highlight of my life). I admired him the first time we met, and have increased that admiration every time I have seen him since.

Albeit a lofty goal, I too would like to be just like Bill Riedel when I grow up.

Thoughts and prayers headed for New Jersey.

[ February 11, 2018, 07:57 PM: Message edited by: Don Hulsey ]

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Don Hulsey
Strokes by DON signs
Utica, KY
270-275-9552
sbdsigns@aol.com


I've always been crazy... but it's kept me from going insane.

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Barb. Shortreed
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Thanks for shareing Pat.
Such sad news Bill is one very special man
my thoughts and prayers go out to him.

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Barb Shortreed
144 Hill St. E.
Fergus, Ontario

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DianeBalch
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Thank you Pat and Jay for sharing this. Mr. Bill,is so,loving and talented. HE has certainly lived a full life. How many people do you know who are still active in their field of work into their 80's. Please keep,us posted.

Diane

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Balch Signs
1045 Raymond Rd
Malta, NY 12020
518 885-9899
signs@balchsigns.com
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Bob Kaschak
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I have been fortunate enough to spend time with Bill at a couple of Letterhead meets.

Bill, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Peace,
Bob

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"The 3-4 minute mark of "Freewill" by Rush.

Bob Kaschak
Artisan Sign And Design
Peru New York

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Ken Henry
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I had the priveledge of meeting Bill at the Walldogs Jam in Cornwall. I remember him painting the faces of David Butler & Noel Weber on the canoists depicted in the mural.If you go to the past meets window, find the Walldogs Jam meet, and click onto the Noel Weber mural, you'll see a photo of Bill doing his contribution to that mural.

One other rememberance is the location of his old shop truck somewhere in Oklahoma. I believe that it was Monte Jumper who inquired about a sign shop truck that he'd seen, and wanted to find out who & where it came from. As it turned out, Bill & Monte connected through this forum, and before Letterville, that probably wouldn't have ever happened.

A salute to Bill, and his inspiration to many who had the pleasure of meeting him.

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Ken Henry
Henry & Henry Signs
London, Ontario Canada
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e-mail: kjmlhenry@rogers.com

Why do I get all those on-line offers to sell me Viagara, when the only thing hardening is my arteries ?

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Jean Shimp
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I met Bill back in the early 70's when I was an apprentice at a sign shop in New Jersey. Bill happened to visit one day and saw me struggling to learn how to letter signs. He gave me some tips and that really encouraged me. I still remember that day clearly after all these years. Thank you Mr. Bill, that meant a lot to me.

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Jean Shimp
Shimp Sign & Design Co.
Jacksonville Beach, Fl

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David Harding
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Bill is one of those very special guys. I'm wishing him the best.

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David Harding
A Sign of Excellence
Carrollton, TX

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Alicia B. Jennings
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Bill, we all love you. You are a quite the charmer and a all around good guy. We hope you can get threw this challenge in life. God bless you Bill!

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Signs by Alicia Jennings (Mudflap Girl)
Tacoma, WA
Since 1987
Have Lipstick, will travel.

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Bill touches everyone he meets in a positive way. Encased in that little guy is a humble masterpiece who is more than willing to share his fantastic abilities with anyone who asks. I don't remember the first time we met...probably at Cornwall, but on every occasion he has been gracious, uplifting and informative. God bless you Bill. Well done.

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Chapman Sign Studio
Temple, Texas
chapmanstudio@sbcglobal.net

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I've never met Bill, but wish him and his family the strength to endure their medical situation.

All the best [Cool]

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Rick Beisiegel
Vital Signs & Graphics
Since 1982
(231) 452-6225 / (231) 652-3300
www.vitalsignsandgraphics.com
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Bump

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Balch Signs
1045 Raymond Rd
Malta, NY 12020
518 885-9899
signs@balchsigns.com
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Bill, I wish you a safe and pain free journey with your thought filled with remembrances of those that you've loved and the comfort from those of us that love you. Thank you for touching our lives in so many ways and holding up the standard we wish to live by. May we unite at a time in a forever conclave.

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The SignShop
Mendocino, California

http://www.mendosign.com

Making the simple complicated is commonplace;
making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity. — Charles Mingus

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Bill,
I've only known you from a distance but feel the connection. I believe in prayer and a positive attitude. Thank you for all of your beautiful work. You've touched a lot of lives.

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Chuck Peterson Designs
San Diego, CA

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[Frown] It has been a long time since I have posted here in Letterville. Time just keeps flying by. I have enjoyed meeting and painting murals with Bill several times with the Walldogs over the years. The biggest surprise was one year we were in Plymouth, Wisconsin at a walldog meet and Bill and I were talking. He paused for a minute and asked if he could take my picture. I was slightly embarrassed but said "sure" not knowing why he wanted to do this. Maybe it was his way of remembering everyone I thought. A few months later I get a package in the mail from Bill. I had no idea what in the world he had sent me. I opened it up and it was a portrait he had painted of ME! It was amazing! I was so shocked to have received this gift that I teared up a little. I was able to paint with him one last time in Marshall, Illinois on the same mural and we had a great time. I was in awe of his talent and just enjoyed standing next to him and watching him paint. He was on my bucket list and I am honored to have known him. I will miss him terribly this summer.

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Steve Luck
Sign Magic Inc.
2718-b Grovelin
Godfrey, Illinois 62035
(618)466-9120
signmagic@sbcglobal.net

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It's with great sadness that I have to say I have just seen on the Walldog page that Bill has in fact passed. [Frown]

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Kimberly Zanetti Purcell
www.amethystProductivity.com
Folsom, CA
email: Kimberly@AmethystProductivity.com

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[Frown] He would have been 90 on friday. He will be missed by many. It was an honor to have known him.
The Walldog meets will never be the same. May he Rest in Peace, We love you Bill. [Frown]

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Patricia A. Raap
Raap Signs
2615 Arthur
Coopersville, MI 49404
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Enjoy your new residence, my friend.

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Chapman Sign Studio
Temple, Texas
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I have no words. Ditto what Raymond said.

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Dave Sherby
"Sandman"
SherWood Sign & Graphic Design
Crystal Falls, MI 49920
906-875-6201
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We will miss you here Bill.

Thoughts and prayers to Bill's family.

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Bob Kaschak
Artisan Sign And Design
Peru New York

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Bill Riedel and Billy Graham pass into heaven the same week. Isn't that something.

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Signs by Alicia Jennings (Mudflap Girl)
Tacoma, WA
Since 1987
Have Lipstick, will travel.

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