William W. Mehrhoff, 96, of Cleveland, departed this life on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.
Veteran, civil servant, advocate, father and grandfather. However you knew William W. Mehrhoff, you knew that he was a servant.
He chose as a teenager to serve his country in WWII in the United States Navy. William also chose to serve in the Peace Corps. He then chose to serve the community of his birth, Brooklyn N.Y., by working as a building inspector.
Later in life, he became an advocate and sponsor for the people of Mabanta, Sierra Leone, Africa. He personally sponsored five people to come to the United States and helped them to establish a life here. He then continued to help countless others in Mabanta by paying for medical care in their time of need.
He loved the Lord as a faithful Lutheran and attended the Bowman Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church.
He was preceded in death by Alice Kollegger, Eleanor Bergman and Robert Mehrhoff.
He was the beloved husband of Rosie; beloved father of Jeffrey, Brian, Peter and Axel; beloved grandfather of Gregory, Jessica, Christina, Jonathan, Karl and Luke; and great-grandfather of Alex and Logan. He was also the beloved brother of Irma Reilly and Charlie Mehrhoff.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. today, June 2, 2021, from the Cleveland Chapel of Companion Funeral Home, with Pastor Richie Halversen officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m., prior to the service.
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