Mr. Clyde William “Bill” Christman, age 92, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on January 7, 1930 in Pleasant, Indiana. He was the son of the late Clyde and Mary F. Jackson Christman. Bill was raised in Switzerland County and was a 1948 graduate of the Vevay High School. On April 7, 1950, Bill was united in marriage to Wanda Lee Scudder at the Bennington United Methodist Church in Bennington, Indiana. This happy union of 68 years was blessed with four children, Kenneth, Kathy, Kevin and Keith. He was employed for Morrow Tobacco Warehouse in Madison, Indiana for several years. Bill was a former employee for the Indiana-Kentucky Electric Power Plant in Madison, Indiana for seven years. He farmed most all of his life and was a large tobacco farmer and raised livestock. In Bill’s farming career, he had 666 fat cattle that he was very proud of. Bill was a member of the Bennington United Methodist Church. Bill and Wanda resided in Bradenton, Florida for 20 years before moving back to the Switzerland County community. He enjoyed playing cards and will be missed by his family. Bill was known for having nicknames for everyone, such as calling his grandchildren “Honyock.” Bill passed away at 2:35 p.m., Thursday, April 28, 2022, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.
Bill is survived by his daughter, Kathy Covington and her husband, Danny of Vevay, IN; his sons, Kevin Christman and his companion, Vicki O’Banion of Jeffersonville, IN and Keith Christman and his fiancée, Tara Richmond of near Canaan, IN; his honyock grandchildren, Matt (Jessi) Christman, Tyler (Rachel) Christman, Bethany Christman, Lisa (Shilpi) Ahluwalia, Lesley Covington, Erica (Lucas) Soule, Erin (Aaron Bush) Jackson, Lacey (Jake) Johnson and Dustin (Megan) Christman; his great-grandchildren, Sierra, Clayton, Connor, Henry, Lucian, Harper, Addison, Keegan, Kourtney, Gabriel, Ashlynn, Nathaniel, Kylie, Danielle, Maria, Luke, Hillary, Riley, Brier and Jackson; his great-great-grandchildren, Ana, Luella, Elaina and Aiyanna and his several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Mary F. (Jackson) Christman; his wife, Wanda Lee (Scudder) Christman; his son, Kenneth William “Kenny” Christman; his grandchildren, Benjamin Covington and Nathan Paul “Nate” Christman; his great-granddaughter, Alexis Gail Jackson; his sisters, Marjorie L. “Pete” Ryker and Norma Jean Snyder; his brothers, Harold R. “Mose” Christman, Raymond Christman, Ralph Leon Christman and Jerry D. Christman.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, 2022, by Pastor Bill Madison, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Interment will follow in the Pleasant Cemetery in Pleasant, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bennington Community Church or Pleasant Cemetery Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com