FEBRUARY 12, 1997

The funeral for William Carrol Alspach, 54, a Lewiston resident and supervisor of the WSU machine shop, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home at Lewiston.  The Rev. Jim Higgins of the Grace Lutheran Church at Lewiston will officiate.  Burial will be at the Normal Hill Cemetery at Lewiston.  Viewing will be from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Monday at Vassar-Rawls.

He died Wednesday at Pullman Memorial Hospital after having suffered a heart attack while swimming at the Washington State swimming pool.  He had had open heart bypass surgery in 1985.

He was born to Kenneth and Birdie Bowlin Alspach Dec. 24, 1942, at Lewiston.  He grew up and attended school in Lewiston, graduating from Lewiston High School in 1961.  Following graduation, he worked for Potlatch Corp., at Lewiston.

He married Angie A. Forkner Dec. 19, 1964, at Lewiston.  The couple made their home at Yakima, where he attended the J. M. Perry Trade School for machinists.  They returned to Lewiston in 1966.

He worked as a mold maker for Coleman Industries and then Omark Industries at Lewiston.  He began work as an instrument maker for the machine shop at Washington State University in 1974.  When he died, he was supervisor of the shop.

He was a member of the Clarkston Moose Lodge and a charter member of the Clarkston Eagles Lodge.  He was a member and vice president of the Clearwater Fly Casters Club at Pullman and a member of the Kelly Creek Fly Casters Club at Lewiston.  He was an avid and accomplished fly fisherman who tied his own flies and fly fished whenever he could.  He had fly fished in Belize, Canada, and throughout the Northwest United States.  He especially enjoyed steelhead fishing with flies on the Snake and Clearwater rivers.

Survivors include his wife at the couple’s Lewiston home and a son, William L. Alspach of Lewiston.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Valley Boys and Girls Clubs, P.O. Box 1627, Lewiston 83501.