William Louis Jehlicka, age 94, passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 16, 2022 at The Palms of Sebring where he and his wife lived.
Bill, as he was called, was born in Euclid, OH on December 24, 1927 to Louis William and Helen (Thacher) Jehlicka. He grew up in Ohio where he attended school through the 12 grade. He served in the US Navy 1946-1947, and was a cross-country trucker all of his adult life.
Bill married Margaret (Marge) Bathory, for 73 years, in 1949 in Ohio where they lived a few years before moving to California. After living in CA for 30 years. Bill and Marge moved to Sebring, FL and lived in the same house on Duffer Rd., Golf Hammock, Sebring, Florida for 27 years until their move to the Palms in November 2021.
Bill and Marge loved their church, The Ministry Center on Sparta Road, and loved sharing Jesus with everyone they met. Bill truly looked forward to going to his “real home” in heaven to be with His Lord!
A Memorial service will be held at Morris Funeral Chapel, 307 South Commerce Ave., Sebring on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 11am with the VFW Post 4300 Honor Guard with honors to follow.
Burial will be at Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota, Florida.
Arrangements by Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring. www.morrisfuneralchapel.com