William F. Sum
Date of Death: August 25, 2010
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William Francis Sum, 81, of West Lafayette, died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, at his residence. Born April 7, 1929, in Washington, Ind., he was the son of the late Joseph and Madeline Fougerousse Sum. He graduated from Washington Catholic High School in 1947 and Indiana University. He served in the Army from…

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Carroll Voigt left a message on September 1, 2010:
We were sorry to hear of Bill&s passing! We regret we were not able to attend either the viewing or the funeral. My wife lost her sister-in-law last Friday and her viewing and funeral matched Bill&s.

Bill was a great boss, friend, and co-worker! I believe in his faith in God. I know he deeply loved you, Midge, and the family. He made my experience in Lafayette a very rewarding one.

I thank you, Midge, for having my party, for leaving Lafayette, at your home. I have good memories of working with everyone in the financial department and Bill helped make that happen! I will miss his notes at Christmas time!

May God be your comfort during these days! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

""You chart the path ahead of me and tell me where to stop and rest. Every moment you know where I am."" Psalm 139:3 NLT
Cathy Snyder Thayer left a message on August 30, 2010:

Dear Alice,

I am so sorry to here of the lose of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and difficult time. I&ll be thinking of you.
Sincerely, Cathy Thayer
Helen Marack left a message on August 29, 2010:
My sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of Bill. What a good man he was...always a helping hand. May you find peace in knowing that you were a very important part of his good life.
God Bless. Helen Marack
Jeff & Sara Fisher left a message on August 29, 2010:
Chris, Cyndi, & Family;

So sorry to have heard about the loss of your Dad. Listening to you talk about your Dad from our days at Sony and from reading his obituary he was blessed to have had such a full life. I am sure he&ll greatly missed. You guys are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jeff & Sara Fisher
William R & Sandra D Bresnahan left a message on August 28, 2010:
Dear Midge and family,

How sad to have lost your dear husband and father . . . we know you will miss him dearly and wish you all God&s strength to get through your grief.

Bill was such an outstanding family man -- hardly a day passed when I worked with him that I did not hear an anecdote from his heart about his ""group"". Also, he would take the time for those who sought him out, letting them know that he cared. What an honorable man he was, setting such a great example. I was truly blessed to work for him and we both were blessed to have known him.

From our hearts we wish you all a bit of God&s sunshine to calm the grief. We are so sorry for your loss.

Most sincerely,
Sandy and Bill Bresnahan
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Nancy rinsch left a message on August 28, 2010:
I am so sorry. No words can take away your pain.Just know our hearts and prayers are with you.May you find comfort and peace knowing Bill is in no pain, and when the Lord is ready you all will see him again.
Ken Weller left a message on August 27, 2010:
Mike & family - I&m sorry about your father&s sudden death.
He was a nice guy. I hope your family is doing ok.

--Ken Weller
Jim Link left a message on August 27, 2010:
Mrs Sum and Family my deepest regrets In you loss.

Mr Sum always had a kind word for me every time I saw him.

He will be missed.

Jim Link Orkin Pest Control
Wendy Watson left a message on August 27, 2010:

Mike and Family,

So sorry about your Father passing away. May he be in peace and without pain! I know you will each find comfort and strength within your family unity.

Show your Mother the love and devotion that she will need as she struggles with the grief. Mike, I know you and I know you will be her tower of strength.

Blessing to all of you!

Heather Dixson left a message on August 27, 2010:
Dear Chris and family,

Thinking of you during this difficult time. May happy memories with your Dad help to comfort you during this time of loss. Please let me know if there is anyway that I can help. - Heather
Kathy Beaver left a message on August 27, 2010:
When my family thinks of Bill (""Mr. Sum""), we remember a wonderful neighbor with a kind and pleasant personality. The Beaver family appreciated having the Sum family as neighbors. We knew if any of us ever needed anything, we could feel free to ask, and any of the Sum family would try to help. We also know that Kathy&s mother and uncle (Kathryn Linden and Walt Evans) also much appreciated the opportunity to know Bill and his family.

When our children were little, Halloween nights were always a real treat--the kids really looked forward to going to ""the Sums& house"" because of the VERY SCARY (but very cool) boiling pot of witch&s brew (thanks Mike!) and the ""long, steep"" winding steps those little feet climbed to get to the front door!

Although we have moved from ""the old neighborhood,"" we think back with very fond memories. We are all very saddened to hear of Bill&s passing, and we extend our deepest condolences to all the family. With sympathy, the Beavers (Randy and Kathy; Jeremiah, Nathaniel and Amanda).
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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