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William ‘Bill’ Fox

Posted By Winkel Funeral Home On April 6, 2021 @ 2:52 pm In Obituaries | 46 Comments


William ‘Bill’ Fox of Otsego passed away Monday, April 5, 2021 at his home in Otsego.

Bill was born June 2, 1928 in Albany, GA the son of Stewart Benjamin and Margarete Augusta (Lohrke) Fox. He had proudly served his country in the US Army. Bill graduated from Western Michigan College with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1956 and Western Michigan University with his Masters in 1957. He continued his post graduate studies at the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and University of Nebraska. Bill had taught at Otsego Public Schools from 1957-1958 then was an Associate Professor at Western Michigan University from 1959-1988. He was a member of Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Council 7796, was an Otsego City Commissioner, an Otsego District Library Board member and enjoyed historical re-enactments.

On June 29, 1957 at Christ the Good Shepherd Church in Lincoln Park, Michigan he married Barbara Barrow who survives. Also surviving are his sons, Marc (Kimberlee) Fox of Holland and Brian Fox of Douglasville, GA; 5 grandchildren, Jenna, Amanda, David, Bridgette and Andrew Fox; and a great granddaughter, Ella Conover; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother and a sister.

Due to covid-19 restrictions masks and social distancing is required.Friends may meet with Bill’s family Friday, April 9, 2021 from 10-11 A.M. at St. Margaret Catholic Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Fr. Simon Manjooran officiating. Burial will follow at St. Margaret Catholic Cemetery, Otsego with Military Honors by Otsego V.F.W. Post #3030.

Contributions in memory of Bill may be made to St. Margaret Catholic Church.

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