William W. Doest Sr.

William W. Doest Sr.

Bill passed away Thursday, August 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; 1 great-great-grandson and sister, Claudya Thomson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Stella Wilson and brother, John Doest.

Friends may visit with Bill’s family from 5-7 PM, Sunday, August 27, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

A funeral service will be held Monday, August 28, 2017 at 12:00 PM at the Otsego Church of God with Pastor Stephen Burrow officiating.

Burial will follow 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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  1. Gary and Kristi Green says:

    My husband and I met Bill when we attended the Church of God in Allegan. He was always smiling, kind and funny. My husband enjoyed many long conversations with him and we both thought highly of him. We lost touch over the years but always kept tabs on how he was doing through his step daughter Stephanie Gobeil. We remember him fondly. He will be missed. Our love goes out to his family. Rest in Peace Bill

  2. Nancy Rittenhouse says:

    Sharon so sorry about you and your famliez loss. We will be thinking and praying for you.

  3. Larry & Kathi Fuss says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!! God bless you all!! Your faith in God will give you strength. Love you!!

  4. Maggie Conway says:

    I’m sorry to say that Bethany and I will be out of town for both the visitation and funeral! Our condolences to the family. We loved Bill very much and look forward to seeing him again one day in heaven where I’m sure he is blessing everyone with his bright smile and loving heart!! May God comfort and bless all of you with all the wonderful memories you share together! Love and prayers for all of you from Maggie and Bethany

  5. Linda Rininger Goeppinger says:

    So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I too have fond memories of Bill while attending Allegan Church of God when I was growing up. May God draw you near in this time of loss.

  6. Patricia Miner says:

    So very sorry Bill and Diana and all the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I did not know you were related to the Wheatly family – being from Sacred Heart Parish in Watson, I knew a lot of them.

  7. Lynne Livingston says:

    So sorry to hear this Sharon. Know you have been a wonderful daughter and that you will be with your Daddy again! Love you friend.

  8. Charlene says:

    You were such a kind man. You helped me alot to relixmze not men are bad.. You would always cheer me up when i was sad.. I know you are up there withyour faithful dog friend at your side..
    You will always be missed..

  9. Roger & Carol Brock says:

    Our lives have intertwined many times through the years. Mobile homes, real estate & the Church of God in Otsego, of course. We were instant friends & had many conversations about alot of things.
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. May God continue to bless all of you. Rest in the arms of our Savior.

  10. Chris (Borgert, Slotman) Haas says:

    Claudya, I was sorry to read of your loss of your brother Bill. Its been many year’s since National Discount, but wanted you to know I was thinking of you. Many prayers & hugs, Chris.

  11. David V. says:

    Your loving Riverview Park neighbor family stands with you in sympathy at the loss of your Father. Love you guys very much. Dave

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