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William G. Orwick

William G. Orwick William G. Orwick

William Gibson (Bill) Orwick, age 92, Corydon, Ind., passed away Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, at this home.

Bill was born Oct. 3, 1928, at Corydon, to the late Earl and Clovis Orwick.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Jean Seyler, and brothers, John and Robert Orwick.

Bill was an Air Force veteran of the Korean conflict, proprietor of Orwick Monument Co. for more than 60 years and a member of the Harrison County Republican Party, Old State Capitol VFW Post No. 2950 and American Legion Post No. 123. Bill graduated from Corydon High School in 1946. He attended Hanover College in 1948 and 1949 then decided to join his father to begin the monument business.

The craft of design drafting was self-taught and, throughout the years, the process became faster with new products such as letter dies. In the 1970s, the industry trended toward flat scene designs for memorials. Bill applied his skills to create customized scenes from farms, homes and other symbols requested by customers. Then in 1994, the company was able to purchase an auto cad system. With the cad system, the hand-drawn artwork Bill created for years was scanned, digitalized and saved to be utilized with updated software. The Indiana Half Century Business Award was presented to Orwick Monument Co. in 2003. He enjoyed many games of golf, visiting with friends and spending time with his large family.

Surviving are sons William Issac (Ike) Orwick of New Albany, Ind., and Robert E. Orwick of Corydon; daughters Cinda G. Hoehn of New Albany, Melissa S. Timberlake of Clarksville, Ind., Evie A. Orwick-Fey (Tom) of Leavenworth, Ind., Jennifer L. Stinson (Tony) of Solsberry, Ind., and Angela L. Fleece (Bryan) of Greenville, Ind.; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at Swarens Funeral Home, 1405 Highway 64 NW, Ramsey, Ind., with interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Corydon.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Old State Capitol VFW Post No. 2950, Corydon.