William “Bill” H. Schalk was a man with an unmistakable zest for life, who truly lived his life "Outside the Box". Never at a loss for humor, he always had a smile, a quick wit and a funny story to tell. He was a man who never knew a stranger, and had many friends, due to his heart of gold, selflessness and willingness to lend a hand. Bill had a charm and charisma that enveloped his friends, family, business associates and community.
Bill loved spending time with his family and friends, and also enjoyed some of the simpler things in life, like hunting, boating, camping, four wheeling with quad runners, and interacting with, and observing animals. He was also passionate about spending time on the family farm in Southeast Indiana.
In 2006, Bill was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He beat the cancer, and was given a clean bill of health. Then, unfortunately, again in September of 2011 he was diagnosed with cancer yet again, this time much a much more aggressive type, pancreatic cancer. February 16th, 2012 William Hugh Schalk passed away and moved on to the next phase of his journey. Though his life was cut short it was a well-lived, passionate life.
For those who knew him and loved him, Bill left a legacy of love, courage, and creativity; but most of all he left us with a passion to be true to ourselves and follow the dream that is instilled in each of us, to do what we were uniquely and specially created to do and be.