William C. Studer, 96, of Hannibal, passed away at 2:51 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 at St. Anthony's DeGreef Hospice House in St. Louis.

William C. Studer, 96, of Hannibal, passed away at 2:51 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 at St. Anthony's DeGreef Hospice House in St. Louis.

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Rev. Stacie Williams will officiate. Burial with full military rites by Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post #55 will be at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal.

Friends and family are invited to William’s Life Celebration at a visitation that will be held from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.

William was born Dec. 11, 1921, in Silverdale, Kan. to Walter and Lucy Ida Schelhaas Studer.

He was married to Sue O'Keefe on Aug. 8, 1945 in Yuma, Ariz. She preceded him in death Oct. 5, 2017.

Survivors include one son, Bruce Studer (Carol) of Sunset Hills; six grandchildren, Kimberly Studer-Duncan (Doug), Josh Studer (Tama), Brandon Studer, Kevin Studer (Michelle), Scott Studer (Molly), Cody William Studer; 10 great-grandchildren, Ian and Reid Beaty, Rhys Studer, Peyton and Hunter Studer, Sydney, Jacob and Sarah Studer, Hannah and Grant Studer. He is also survived by one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son; Dennis Studer; two sisters and three brothers.

William served his country proudly in the United States Army during World War II and was a survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack. William was a longtime member of Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post #55 of Hannibal.

William was a carpenter his entire professional career. He was first a co-owner of Studer and Stolte Construction and later was employed with Parson’s Construction before joining Bleigh Construction from which he retired.

Away from work William enjoyed woodcarving. A gifted artist, William carved many pieces for his friends and family. He was also an accomplished sketch artist and painter.  Travelling with his wife, Sue, watching St. Louis Cardinals Baseball and playing cards were a few of William’s pleasures. In his younger years William enjoyed deer hunting and throughout his life was always an avid reader. Most of all, William simply cherished the time he shared with family and friends.

William was a longtime member of the Arch United Methodist Church in Hannibal.

Memorial contributions may be made to DeGreef Hospice House or the American Heart Association.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Studer, Scott Studer, Cody Studer, Brandon Studer, Carl Ledbetter and Gene Ledbetter.

Online condolences may be made, and video tribute may be viewed atwww.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com