William S. Wyant

William S. Wyant

William passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016 at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo.

He was born March 6, 1935 in Kalamazoo the son of William and Edith (Smith) Wyant. Bill served his country in the US Marine Corp during the Korean War. For 30 years he had worked as a shipping clerk for Upjohn Pharmaceutical. Bill was a member and past Exalted Ruler of the Otsego Elks Lodge. In his spare time he enjoyed coaching baseball, being a referee for area basketball games, going to the casino, golfing at the Mulhurst Golf Course where he was a member, traveling south especially to Gulf Shores, AL for the winter, and riding his three wheeled bike around to visit with all of his neighbors. In August of 1959 he married Carolyn VanDyke who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Steve (Margui) Wyant of Kalamazoo, William Alan (Cathy) Wyant of Martin, Marshall Wyant of Kalamazoo and Barbara (Steven) Woodard also of Kalamazoo; 6 grandsons; 2 great-grandchildren; siblings, Gordon Wyant of Grand Haven, Jackie Seager of FL and Michael Wyant of Kalamazoo along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Burial of Ashes will take place in the spring at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta.

Contributions in memory of Bill may be made to Rose Arbor Hospice.

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

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  1. Terri & Bob Colburn says:

    So sorry for your loss! Praying for you and your family!

  2. Teresa Wyant-DeMol says:

    Aunt Carol, Steve, Alan, Marshall, Barb, Tom and I are saddened at the pasting of Uncle Bill. Gordie ( dad) told us that his cancer came back and it was not good. We pray for peace and rest for all of you during this time.
    Teresa “Terri” Wyant DeMol

  3. Stephen Marks says:

    My deepest condolences to the Wyant family, keeping you all in prayers now.
    Steve

  4. John and Donna Howe says:

    Carolyn and family, so sorry to hear that you lost Bill, know his health hadn’t been well for some time. We have many good memories of the early years when the kids were young and later when we could get together and reminisce. We especially enjoyed your 50th wedding anniversary. Our sympathy, John and Donna.

  5. Bob Pickett says:

    Sorry for your loss

  6. Jerry and Vicky Morse says:

    Dear Carol our heart felt sympathy for you and your family. Bill fought a very hard battle. He will be missed by all that knew him.

  7. Judy (Warner) Krebs says:

    Carolyn and family,
    Sorry for hearing of Bills passing. Lot of fun memories of golfing with you both. Prayers are with you at this time..

  8. Joanne Chapman says:

    Dear Carol,
    I was so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I thought you had gone to Alabama for the winter. We will miss him riding through the park on his tricycle! He always stopped to visit when I was out in the yard watering or pulling weeds. He often had a word of encouragement for me and I will miss that. May God be with you in the coming days. I know it will be difficult but it’s good that your son is with you. Thinking of you, Joanne

  9. Dick Coffinger says:

    Carolyn and Family,
    Sorry for your loss, Bill

  10. Yvonne Slater says:

    Carolyn. So sorry to hear about Bill. I just found out when I saw Larry Myers obit. My prayers are with you.

  11. Dick Coffinger says:

    Carolyn & Family,
    Sorry for your loss, Bill was a special person. I always enjoyed hearing his stories about the trips with Carolyn to Gulf Shores, AL.
    He will be truly missed.

  12. Mark & Dee Fulton says:

    Carolyn, we are both so sorry for your loss, May God bless!

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