Billy Joe Sostman

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May 17, 1947 - November 13, 2019
Born in St. Louis, MO
Resided in O'Fallon, MO

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Billy Joe Sostman, of O’Fallon, MO, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at the age of 72. Loving husband of Pam Sostman; beloved son of the late Bill and Josie Sostman; devoted father of Chris (Jamie) Sostman and Stacey (Robert) Swisher; cherished grandfather of Andrew Sostman, Benjamin Swisher, and Kaitlyn Sostman;  dear brother of Carrie (Jerry) Meurer, David Sostman, Donna (Mike) Redenbaugh; and is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Billy proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. Billy worked as an aircraft mechanic at Boeing and he retired after 25 years of service. He was a member of the IAM District 837. Billy was a member of the Phantom Flyers RC Club for over fifty years. He loved spending time outdoors fishing. Billy was an avid fisherman. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Memorials may be made in Billy's name to Five Acres Animal Shelter.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Cynthia & Scott Wilcox November 14, 2019 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    Bill we will miss you very much, thank for always keeping an eye out on our street. We know you will be watching over all of us from heaven. You started our neighborhood parties years ago with your fish frys and we continue our parties today and will always remember you. Thanks for being a great neighbor and friend.

    Cynthia & Scott Wilcox

  2. Ed & donna Ehlenbeck November 15, 2019 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    I worked with Bill at Boeing in St. Charles. He was always big in the union activities. He will be missed by all who knew him. Ed Ehlenbeck–fellow 837 union brother

  3. Donald H. Leonard November 18, 2019 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    candle 1Don Leonard: I lost my lifetime buddy tofday and it hurts. How do you sit down and write a few sentences, or a paragraph that contains 72 years of sharing family, friends, childhood adventures, cars, fishing trips, trips to Cancun and Jamaica. Losing friends is the hardest part of getting OLD–health issues you learn to deal with…..this is hard….and it hurts! Don and Jeanne Leonard

  4. Jane Gwaltney November 20, 2019 at 2:14 am - Reply

    Billy, one of the most carefree summertime memories of my childhood is of my family and yours celebrating life at your house. You were fun, sweet, always kind. I can hear your laugh in my mind. I’m lucky to be your cousin. You were and are loved and missed by many. For good reason.

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