William W. “Bill” Doest, Sr., 82

William W. “Bill” Doest, Sr., 82, passed away Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 at Rose Arbor Hospice.

He was born April 28, 1935 in Allegan the son of Louis and Helen (Wheatly) Doest. Over the years Bill had worked at Valley Metal, Bills Bottle Gas, Midwest Aluminum, Denooyer Chevrolet and Aspen Park Apartments.

In his spare time he enjoyed buying and selling cars and going to yard sales. He had attended the Otsego Church of God.

Surviving are his children, Cindi (Dan) Witt, Bill Jr. (Diana) Doest, Sharon (Bruce) Milhiem, Ron (Louellen) Doest and Rick (Dawn) Doest; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson and a sister, Claudya Thomson. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Stella Wilson and brother John Doest.

Friends visited with Bill’s family Sunday, Aug. 27, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. A funeral service was held Monday, Aug. 28, at the Otsego Church of God with Pastor Stephen Burrow officiating.

Burial followed at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Watson Township. Contributions in memory of Bill may be made to Otsego Church of God or to Rose Arbor Hospice. Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.


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