William Hiet Obituary, Death – It is with a profound sense of sadness that we share the news of the passing of a beloved pillar of the Midway City community, William A. Hiett, Sr. Affectionately known as “Mr. Bill,” he peacefully departed this world on August 21 at the remarkable age of 95. As the somber news reverberates through the town, the legacy he leaves behind is nothing short of extraordinary.
For over half a century, Mr. Bill dedicated his life to the Midway City Feed Store, an establishment that became synonymous with his name. With unwavering commitment and an unparalleled work ethic, he nurtured the store, fostering a space that was not just a place of business but a vital hub for the community. His genuine passion for his work was palpable, evident to all who crossed his path.
It was a privilege for many to witness his dedication firsthand, especially during his final working days when he was accompanied by family members, including those fortunate enough to call him father-in-law. The torch he carried for so many years was not only passed down but also illuminated by this shared experience, forging bonds that will forever connect generations.
Mr. Bill’s service extended far beyond the shelves of the feed store. He poured his heart and soul into Midway City, touching the lives of countless residents through his selflessness and genuine care. His presence became an integral part of the community’s fabric, and his contributions will be felt for years to come.
As we bid farewell to this remarkable man, we remember the joy he brought, the wisdom he shared, and the kindness he radiated. In his presence, Midway City found a dependable friend and a steady hand. Though he may have departed from this earthly realm, the memories of his warm smile, his firm handshake, and his steadfast commitment to his town remain etched in the hearts of all who knew him.
In honor of his memory, let us come together as a community to celebrate a life well-lived. Details for his services will be shared in the coming days, providing an opportunity for us to collectively express our gratitude and bid adieu to a true Midway City legend. As the chapter of Mr. Bill’s life at the feed store comes to a close, let us ensure that his legacy continues to inspire us to serve, to care, and to build a stronger, more connected community – just as he did for over five decades. May he rest in peace, knowing that he made an indelible mark on the hearts of Midway City and its residents. Rest in peace, Mr. Bill. You are missed and will be forever remembered. (April 15, 1928 – August 21, 2023).