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William “Bill” Tice

William I. “Bill” Tice of Plainwell, MI passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018 at the Wings Home in Allegan. He was born December 11, 1925 in Stone Fort, Illinois, the son of Elza and Sadie (Barnett) Tice. Bill proudly served his country in the US Navy during WWII aboard the USS Pennsylvania. In his free time he enjoyed his John Deere tractor, gardening, camping, fishing for Coho salmon in Lake Michigan, traveling and spending time at his cabin. Bill was a member of the Otsego VFW Post #3030, Good Sams Camping Club, Otsego Moose Lodge and had been active with the Kalamazoo Baptist Church on Ravine Road. On November 1, 1947 in Sturgis he married Erma Snook who survives. Also surviving are his children, David (Kathi) Tice of Allegan and Wendy (David) Conner of Plainwell; 4 grandchildren, Jeff (Ronda) Conner, Bethany (Rob) Collings, Brian Tice and Amy (Doug) Brink; 7 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Elza Coy Tice. Friends may visit with Bill’s family from 6-8 P.M., Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a funeral service will take place at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, June 7, 2018 with Pastor Seth Green officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Plainwell. Military Honors by VFW Post #3030. Contributions in memory of Bill may be made to the

Wings Home of Allegan

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Carol Jean McLarty

June 3, 2018 at 8:59 pm

My heart aches for all of you…I am so grateful that you found peace with the wonderful place in Allegan. I will be thinking of you and praying for all of you-Jean McLarty


Todd / Janet Allen

June 3, 2018 at 9:09 pm

Sorry for your lost I never new the connection between you and your folks as your mother did our taxes for years again sorry for your families loss


Myrtle Guess

June 3, 2018 at 10:08 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. There’s no words that can take your pain. I will pray that,God will put his arms around you all. Love you all so much


Shauna Schrader

June 4, 2018 at 7:03 am

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. We are sending thoughts and prayers of peace, love, and healing.

Shauna, Harper, Shiloh, and Sage Schrader


Jane Kling

June 4, 2018 at 8:24 am

May memories of time with your Dad bring you comfort and peace in the days to follow. Please know that your family is in my thoughts.


Sheri Moore

June 4, 2018 at 9:33 am

Sending strength & love to your family, and hoping memories of happier days will carry you through this difficult time.

With deepest sympathy.

Sheri & Dale Moore


Cathy and Kelli Dugan

June 4, 2018 at 11:34 am

We are so sorry for your loss. We all loved Bill over the years, Our prayers are with you.You are all in our thoughts.


Dorothy & Jim McNees

June 4, 2018 at 12:43 pm

Irma and family: We wish we had the right words to say but just to let you know you are in our thoughts and prayers. May Bill Rest In Peace.


Bob & Sharon Knowlton

June 4, 2018 at 1:13 pm

Sending Our love & prayers.

I enjoyed working with Bill, & being his friend. Will miss him.


John Oisten

June 4, 2018 at 6:46 pm

Are prayers are with you erma

And d ave and Wendy he will be missed he would do anything for anybody he was like a dad to me and Pam he was the greatest man I knew and cared about everyone he met


Sue Lindsey

June 5, 2018 at 9:05 pm

Dave and Kathi…….so sorry to hear of your loss. Really are no words to say at a time like this—–just know I am praying for you and my thoughts are with you—-strength and love to you and your family. May your precious memories help you through this most difficult time—Hugs to you and your family. Much love, Sue


Kay Newton

June 5, 2018 at 9:35 pm

Wendy. I am so sorry to hear that your father passed away. I will keep you and your family in my prayers


Kay Newton

June 5, 2018 at 9:39 pm

Wendy. I am so sorry to hear that your father passed away. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.


Jennie gruber ( Hemminger)

June 6, 2018 at 10:08 am

My thoughts and prayers are with all of your family, Bill will be greatly missed, but just know that he is at rest with his Master. I always thought of him as my uncle , even though we weren’t related, Bill worked with my dad, Al Hemminger, our family will miss him greatly


Jennie Gruber (Hemminger)

June 6, 2018 at 10:19 am

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at your loss, Bill will be greatly missed, he worked with my dad, Al Hemminger


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