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Oct 16

Remembering Former Lewis County Sheriff Bill Wiester

Posted on October 16, 2017 at 3:14 PM by Timothy Grisham

(Published by The Chronicle)

The Sheriff of five terms known for 'colorful' personality, storytelling, and love of bloodhounds has passed away at 91.

By Bill Wiester Jr.’s estimation, his father, who was born in Morton and came back to Lewis County to raise his family, work as a logger, train his beloved bloodhounds and eventually become sheriff, was a living legend.

“I think he touched everybody,” Wiester said. “He loved the people of Lewis County. He was just born to be a sheriff.”

Bill Wiester, Sr., who served as Lewis County sheriff for two decades, died Thursday at 91 years old at Providence Centralia Hospital.