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Wilferd Ifft


Wilferd C. "Bill" Ifft, 102, of Butler, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2022, at the Community Living Center at the Butler VA Medical Center. Bill’s family wants to especially thank the staff at the Community Living Center for the kind and loving care that he received while a resident there.

Bill was born Nov. 8, 1919, in New Brighton, to the late Frank Parker Ifft and the late Edith Hogue.

Bill worked as a salesman and department manager at Montgomery Ward, retiring March 1, 1981. He was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 19 in New Brighton, and AARP. Bill was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. He was a member of the Medical Corps, 49th General Hospital in the South Pacific serving in New Guinea and the Philippines. Bill liked playing golf and bridge.

Bill is survived by his daughter, Susan M. (Richard) Pranno of Kirtland, Ohio; six grandchildren, Michael (Amy) Pranno, Jon Pranno, Mary (Chris) Fincham, Sarah (Kevin) Butler, Rebekah (Jaret) Havanchek and Daniel (Krystal) Pranno; 23 great-grandchildren; and two nieces and two nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Yeager Ifft, whom he married in March of 1941 and who passed away on Nov. 17, 2002; an infant son; and his sister, Jean Smith.

IFFT Friends of Wilferd C. "Bill" Ifft, who died Friday, May 13, 2022, will be received from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. Friday at THOMPSON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME, 124 East North St., Butler, with Chaplain Ed Roglund from the Community Living Center at the Butler VA Medical Center officiating.

Officers and Members of the American Legion Post 117, American Legion Post 778 and VFW Post 249 will conduct military services after the visitation at the funeral home.

Burial will take place in Butler County Memorial Park.

Memorials are suggested to the donor's favorite charity.

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