Billy Dugan, 90, of Bellefontaine, passed away Saturday afternoon, June 16, 2012 at Mary Rutan Hospital.
Billy was born in Bellefontaine on September 19, 1921 to the late William H. and Clara (Froebe) Dugan.
He married the former Gloria Jean Hughes on August 22, 1942 in Blackstone, Virginia and she preceded him in death on October 19, 1991. He was also preceded in death by 3 brothers, Cletus, Melvin and Dick Dugan, a sister, Elaine Miller, and an infant grandson, Kyle Dugan.
Billy was a veteran of the US Army, having served during World War II as a member of E-Company 2nd Battalion 315th Regiment 79th Infantry Division. He survived D-Day on June 6, 1944 and other battles and campaigns in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe. Prior to the war, Billy went to work for the New York Central Railroad, Penn Central Railroad, and retired as a Conductor from Conrail Railroad in 1982. He attended the First Lutheran Church, Bellefontaine and was a member of the American Legion Post #173 and was a past member of the Elks and Lions.
Survivors include his children, Thomas J. Dugan of Huntsville and Sandra Kay Lilley of Massillon; 2 grandchildren Doug (Jeannie) Dugan and Michelle (Dave) Harwig, 2 great-grandchildren Keleigh May and Ayla Lilley-Brown; a great-great granddaughter Alivia May; 2 nieces, and a nephew.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 11:00am at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine with Pastor Jonathon Bull officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at the funeral home from 6-8pm and one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Cemetery with veteran honors provided by the Logan County Veterans Burial Detail.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.eichholtzfuneralhome.com.