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William "Bill" E. Poure, Sr.

October 22, 1929 ~ December 7, 2020 (age 91)


William E. (Bill) Poure, Sr. 91, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on December 7, 2020 at Parkview Hospice Hospital. Bill was born in South Bend, IN on October 22, 1929. He was the oldest son of the late Harold and Wanda Poure of South Bend, IN. Bill graduated from Mishawaka High School in 1948 and attended Indiana University. He was an Army Paratrooper veteran of the Korean conflict. He worked for Uniroyal in Mishawaka and Philadelphia and retired from General Alum & Chemical Corporation in Toledo, OH. Bill was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and ushered for many years. Bill enjoyed playing golf, bridge, reading, sports, but most of all he loved being with his family. Go Irish! Bill is survived by his wife of 70 years, Helen (Ganser) Poure of Fort Wayne, IN; children, Elizabeth (James) Pund of Huntertown, IN, William E. Poure, Jr. of Orlando, FL; grandchildren, Jennifer (Aaron) Lee of Fort Wayne, IN, Nicholas Pund of Huntertown, IN, Ashley Poure and William Poure III of Orlando, FL; great-grandchildren, Abram and Sullivan Lee of Fort Wayne, IN.  Bill is also survived by a brother, James (Barbara) Poure of Toledo, OH.  He was also preceded in death by brothers, Robert Poure and Thomas Poure.  A private service for the family will be held. Burial will be at the Catholic Cemetery in Fort Wayne, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society or Parkview Hospice. The service can be viewed after 10:30 am on Dec. 11th at:  


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