William Laws

William Laws

William B. Laws of Mattawan, Michigan, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013 in Kalamazoo at Rose Arbor Hospice. Mr. Laws was born October 11, 1930 in Lawton to Harry and Ethel (Emorey) Laws.

During the Korean Conflict he served his country in the U.S. Army. For 42 years he was employed as a pipe fitter with Georgia Pacific, retiring in 1992. In his leisure time Bill loved to garden and spend time with his children.

Surviving are two daughters and two sons, Sharon Bowerman and Carol Williams, both of Kalamazoo, Gary (Dianne) Laws of Bangor and Kenneth (Mary) Laws of Mattawan; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Altha (Sonny) Belcher of Kalamazoo; a sister-in-law, Virginia Laws of Allegan; several nieces and nephews; and his dog, Bleu.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Marian (Meints) Laws; and five brothers, Richard, Harry Jr., Howard, Edward and Robert.

Friends may visit with Bill’s family from 11 to 12 Noon on Monday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where Funeral Services will be held at Noon with Pastor Merlyn Jones officiating and Military Honors conducted by V.F.W. Post #3030. Burial will be at Mount Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Kalamazoo.

Contributions in memory of Bill may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan/Rose Arbor Hospice Residence.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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  1. The Malz family says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Bill’s grandson Justin is dear to our heart. On many occasions, Justin has spoken about his grandfather Bill. To hear about Justin’s visits with his grandfather Bill were heartwarming to say the least. Though we did not know Bill personally, we knew what kind of Grandpa he was to Justin and how much their relationship meant to one another. God Bless.

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