Bill passed away Friday, December 26, 2014 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo.
He was born December 19, 1924 in Ionia the son of Michael and Anna (Hacker) Dreger. Bill served his country in the US Army during World War II in the South Pacific. He was a lineman for Consumers Energy until his retirement in 1984. On September 1, 1947 in Otsego he married Betty Hammon who preceded him in death in 2004. Bill was an avid golfer who enjoyed woodworking, fishing, playing softball, hunting and playing cards especially pinochle.
Surviving are his daughters, Carla (Ray) Cook of Portage and Michaelle (Robert) Redford of Martin; his companion and best friend, Betty Mahieu and her children, David Mahieu, Sharalyn Downing and Kathleen Meyers; 4 grandchildren, Mick (Angie) Enders, Eric (Lindsey) Enders, Jessica (Kyle Magnani) Redford and Aaron Redford and 5 great-grandchildren, Ava, Anson, Lauren, Jezane and William.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty and his 8 siblings.
Friends may meet with Bill’s family Sunday, December 28, 2014 from 4-6 P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Cremation will follow.
A Memorial Service will be held Monday, December 29, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the First Congregational Church of Otsego with Pastor David Youngs officiating. Military Honors by VFW Post #3030. Burial will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego at a later date.
Contributions in memory of Bill may be made to the Otsego VFW Post #3030, First Congregational Church of Otsego or to the charity of your choice.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com