Mount Vernon News
  • William G. Koser

  • July 26, 2010

MANSFIELD — William Gary “Bill” Koser, 71, of Mansfield died Saturday, July 24, 2010, at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer.

Bill was born March 23, 1939, in Mount Vernon and graduated from Fredericktown High School in 1957 where he was a member of the high school basketball team. He retired from General Motors, Fisher Body Plant in Ontario after 30 years of employment. Bill attended the Owl Creek Church of the Brethren in Ankenytown, was a member of the Mansfield Moose Lodge, and was an avid fisherman and golfer.

Surviving are his mother, Eulalah (Tucker) Swank of Fredericktown; his daughters, Holly and Heidi; his sister, Susan Swank (Ronald) Algire of Fredericktown; and his brother, John Koser.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Koser; and his stepfather, John D. Swank.

Friends may call Tuesday, July 27, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown, where funeral services will be Wednesday, July 28, at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Charles Barnhill officiating. Burial will follow at the Owl Creek Cemetery in Ankenytown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Owl Creek Church of the Brethren, Rev. Charles Barnhill, 12640 Hilltop Drive, Fredericktown, OH 43019. To send an online condolence to the family, visit

The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of William Gary “Bill” Koser.




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