Macer-Hall Funeral Home
600 South Main Street
New Castle, IN   47362

In Loving Memory
William M. Bill Hernly
12/9/1923 - 6/20/2012

William M. “Bill” Hernly, age 88, resident of Mt. Summit, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at the Forest Park Health Campus in Richmond, Indiana.


He was born December 9, 1923 in Mt. Summit, Indiana a son of the late Aubrey and Estell Peckinpaugh Hernly.


He was a resident of Mt. Summit most of his life, and was a United States Army-Air Force Veteran of WWII, serving as a staff sergeant. He was a recipient of several military awards and recognitions. He was a graduate of Mt. Summit High School, and attended Indiana University, and Purdue University.


Mr. Hernly was associated with Standard Oil Company, for many years, as an owner and operator of his own business. Mr. Hernly was very involved with his family’s activities, and loved sharing time with family, and friends. He was a lover of horses, and was a co founder of the Henry County Saddle Club. He spent countless hours physically working on the horse and pony facilities at Henry County Memorial Park. He was a very active supporter of his children’s activities, especially training, and showing horses. He was an avid sports enthusiast, and especially enjoyed basketball, and baseball. He was a trap shooter, and competed in many trap shooting competitions. He loved teaching his grandchildren to shoot trap. He also was an avid stock market trader. He was a member of the National Trap Shooters Association, and the American Quarter Horse Association.


Left to cherish his loving memory include, his wife of 68 years, Edith L. Luellen Hernly of Mt. Summit, Indiana, whom he married March 10, 1944; his son and daughter in law, Dr. Jay and Beth Hernly D.D.S. of Saugatuck, Michigan; daughter and son in law, Lou and Tom Dickman of Richmond, Indiana; grandchildren, David and Megan Hernly of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Pat and Carrie Hernly of Tampa, Florida, Alex and Cathryn Dickman of Richmond, Indiana, and A.J. and Heidi Amspaugh of Indianapolis, Indiana; great grandchildren, Owen, Will, and Michael; Pat and Carrie have a baby due in August and A.J. and Heidi have a baby due in September; 1 cousin, Steve Hernly (wife Nancy) of New Castle, Indiana; also, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.


He was preceded in death by, his parents and his aunt and uncle, George and Jane Hernly.


Visitation will be from 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 25, 2012 at Macer-Hall Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 25, 2012 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Mt. Summit Cemetery.


Military honors will be conducted by the V.F.W. and the American Legion.


Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.


Online condolences may be made at


Macer-Hall Funeral Director’s Sam Hall, Gary Hall, and Mike Ragan are honored to conduct the services.

Online Condolences
From: Bob Kubasiak   Saugatuck MICHIGAN
Relationship:  Friend

Jay and Beth, Tom and Lou, We were honored that we had a chance to have meet your father at your family gatherings and in FL. His love for you and stories you will tell of hem will live long past your grand children. Bob & Kathy
Sent:  6/22/2012
From: Andy and Brenda   Richmond IN
Relationship:  Friends

Edith, Lou and Jay sending you big hugs today to help you through this process. Love you
Sent:  6/23/2012
From: Diane DeSonie   Richmond IN
Relationship:  friend

I am so sorry to read about Mr. Hernly. Lou my thoughts are with you and all of your family at this time. Take good care of your mom. Much love, Diane
Sent:  6/23/2012
From: Mary Ann Kempe   Richmond Indiana
Relationship:  Friend

Lou sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in my prayers.
Sent:  6/23/2012
From: Norman & Mary Shaw   Lynchburg Virginia
Relationship:  Friends and neighbors

Edith, we are many miles away now, and can't visit you in person. But we have been reviewing many good memories of you and Bill and are sending warm thoughts and affection your way. Norm and Mary Shaw
Sent:  6/23/2012
From: Greg & Pam Hilligoss   Richmond In
Relationship:  Friend

Lou and family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Greg and Pam
Sent:  6/24/2012
From: Bill & Ann Sattenfield   Winston-Salem North Carolina
Relationship:  Good Friend

Edith & family, What a wonderful man was Bill. He enjoyed shooting with us and the trips we would take to the Grand & Ohio shoots in particular with John L. and George Gresh. Bill was a true gentleman and gentle man. We loved him in life and will miss him now that he is gone. I believe his spirit will live forever in his family and friends of which he had many. I only wish we could be with you and share your sadness in person. Our warmest condolences to all. Love, Bill & Ann
Sent:  6/24/2012
From: Lori & Kenneth Wagers   Richmond IN
Relationship:  Friend

Jay and Beth, So sorry for your loss. It sounds like he was a wonderful man, and you will have fond memories of him for many years. Peace be with you in this time of loss. Lori & Kenneth Wagers
Sent:  6/24/2012
From: David Demuth   Richmond Indiana
Relationship:  Friend

Jay & Beth, Lou & Tom~ Thinking of you. I'm certain you have the fondest memories that you'll cherish forever. Sincerely, David Demuth
Sent:  6/25/2012
From: Kathy Holbert   Connersville Indiana
Relationship:  Nurse at Forest Park Health Campus

The family of "Bill" Hernly, My condolences...He was such a very nice person, as is Mrs. Hernly. I have enjoyed getting to know them both at Forest Park Health Campus. When he first came, I always called him Mr. Hernley, each time i would say that he would put his hand up and say "Bill". We will continue to be there for Edith.It seems no matter our age or theirs, they are still our parents and we are their children, losing them does leave a void that does not get filled. May you always keep him close in heart.
Sent:  6/25/2012
From: John & Sally (Rogers) Burch   New Castle IN
Relationship:  friends

Edith & Family, We were sorry to hear of Bill's passing. We just wanted you to know we're thinking of you and will keep you in our prayers. John&Sally
Sent:  6/25/2012
From: Annette & Kenny Razor   Mt. Summit IN
Relationship:  friends

Edith, So sorry to hear about Bill's passing. We have many fond memories of both of you from school and in this community. He will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Love, Annette & Kenny
Sent:  6/26/2012
From: Ed Dunsmore   Knightstown, IN
Relationship:  Friend

Edith, Please accept my condolences on Bill's passing. You and Bill were always a part of my "Mt. Summit Family" that I have such fond memories of as a youngster growing up in a small town. Please extend my regards and condolences to Jay and Lou. Your Friend, Ed Dunsmore
Sent:  6/26/2012
From: Debra Jo Endres-Ard   Lizton Indiana
Relationship:  Friend

I am very sorry and deeply saddened to learn of Bill's passing. Please know your entire family is being held close in thought and prayer. Heartfelt condolences and many hugs for all.
Sent:  8/13/2012

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