William A Eckerle
William Allen Eckerle, age 81 of Sheridan passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at the Laurles of Carson City.
Born March 8, 1935 in Lansing, Bill was the son of Allen & Dorthoy (Green) Eckerle.
Preceding Bill in death are his parents, 1st wife, Evelyn Hawley, 2nd wife, Wanda Roberts; daughter, Debbie Eckerle and two sisters, Margaret and Phyllis.
Bill is survived by his daughters, Vicki (Gary) Acre of Benzonia, LeeAnn Eckerle of Lansing, Nichole (Josh) Powers of Lansing; son, Bruce (Pam) Eckerle of Lansing; sister, Mary Thelen of Detroit, nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren and special family friend Yvonne Cunningham and her family.
Bill loved his home on Holland Lake and enjoyed fishing with his friends and family. He was a proud union member even after his retirement. In 1964 a tornado destroyed his home and claimed the life of his nine year old daughter. This experience moved and changed him and Bill became a lifelong blood donor, donating every six weeks until five years ago when his health would no longer allow him to give.
In honoring Bill’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no ceremony held.
For those wanting to make a memorial donation in Bill’s memory, the family has suggested donations be made to either the American Red Cross Blood Bank or the American Cancer Society.