William H. “Bill” Ahlberg of Kalamazoo, MI, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Park Place Assisted Living in Kalamazoo.
He was born July 17, 1929 in Plainwell the son of Edmond and Esther (Reed) Ahlberg. Bill served his country in the US Army. On October 9, 1952 he married June Bos who preceded him in death in 2012. For more than 30 years he worked at Brown Paper Company. He was a gifted artist and photographer and enjoyed collecting knives, guns, coins and vases. He had also been an avid hunter, snowmobiler and fisherman.
Surviving are his children, Rick (Julie) Ahlberg of Kalamazoo and Susan (Terry) Revill of Otsego; 6 grandchildren, James Kelsey, Andy (Jessie) Kelsey, Michael (Heather) Kelsey, Mandy (Tim) Johnson, Tory (Katey) Ahlberg and Jon Bontekoe; 6 great-grandchildren, Hailey, Ethan, Tyler, Mikayla, Nikki and Malynah; brother, John; and sisters –in-law Carol(Ken) Hopp and Betty Ahlberg.
He was preceded in death by his wife, June; and siblings, Robert, Ethel, Ed, Helen and Don.
Friends may visit with Bill’s family Monday, December 22, 2014 starting at 10:00 A.M. until the time of the Funeral Service at 11:00 A.M. at the Doster Community Reformed Church in Plainwell with Pastor Steve Slater officiating.
A private family burial will take place at a later time at Hillside Cemetery in Plainwell with Military Honors by VFW Post# 3030.
Contributions in memory of Bill may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Kalamazoo.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com