Condolence & Memory Journal

Posted by A friend   January 26, 2018

Posted by A friend   January 26, 2018

Posted by A friend   January 26, 2018

Very sad to lose such a wonderful human being. My sincere condolences to you all.
Nancy Duggan

Posted by A friend   October 06, 2017

Lisa and Family

So very sorry for your loss. Bill was a very special person in so many wonderful ways. he will be missed greatly. Tom & Gail

Posted by A friend   October 05, 2017


Bill will always be remembered for his strength, humor & sailing talents. May he Rest In Peace.
Our deepest sympathy to you, Lisa, & the family.
Kathy Cusimano & Ed Kita

Posted by Kathy Cusimano - Chicago, IL   October 03, 2017

He was always so upbeat & quite a trooper. Our deepest condolences to you, Lisa, & the family. Treasure the memories. Bill will always be remembered. Kathy & Ed

Posted by A friend   October 03, 2017

what a great, fun, generous and kind man. i'm so glad i got to meet Bill years ago. wish he could have been with us for many more years.

Posted by nanc jacob - grandville, MI   September 25, 2017

Your laughter & tears through all of the years.
Your love, your emotion, your strength & your fears.
Your kindness, your joy, your soft tender ways.
Your smile & your friendship for so many days.
Be still now my friend for all is at peace....the memory of you shall forever not cease.

God bless dear Bill.
Your chum Jo. Xxx

Posted by Joanne Williams - Sarasota, FL   September 19, 2017


Posted by A friend   September 18, 2017

Dear Lisa and Family.

I am so sorry for your loss. I went to high school and college with Bill. He was a total class act. I don't know many people who handled adversity better. His passion for sailing infected the rest of us. May he Rest In Peace.

Posted by Tim Moore - West Olive, MI   September 17, 2017

You were a great friend Bill and you helped me through the darkest of times.

Posted by Cheryl & Curt Lester - Wyoming, MI   September 17, 2017


Dear Lisa...Another of the good ones gone too early.
My prayers for you during these most difficult remember Bills parents in the Hall Street house..the train, beautiful gardens and their wonderful positive attitudes!
My deepest sympathy and prayers

Posted by Linda Burba - East Grand Rapids, MI   September 17, 2017

Kristen, I am so sorry. I have many fond memories of your dad when we were in high school together but mostly as your daddy when he and I would make plans for you and Melissa to play and attend birthday parties together. I know you have many treasured memories and hopefully they will get you through this very difficult time. Hugs to you honey.

Posted by Barbara Weener - Grand Rapids, MI   September 17, 2017

Bill was one of the kindest friends that anyone could have in High School. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Posted by Steve Belkin - Boston   September 17, 2017

Rest in peace, Bill. U

Posted by Ann Litscher Bergesen - Arlington, VA   September 17, 2017

"Home is the sailor, home from the sea.." Fond memories fill the void.

Posted by Mike Sebastian - Grand Rapids, MI   September 17, 2017

Bill,. We will miss you at the wine tasting but heaven has better wine! We will miss your great humor on Facebook especially! Sail on. Love. Jim and Emma

Posted by Emma Lyon - MI   September 17, 2017

You fought a hard battle that doesn't always mean we will win. But, you are at peace now and only have to sail away in the Heavens. Godspeed, my friend. Bill DeHaan

Posted by A friend   September 17, 2017

A life well lived. Warm regards to you Lisa.

Posted by Don & Nancy Crandall - Muskegon, MI   September 16, 2017

Barb , I worked with u at Beverlys Downtown . And I recall
Bill picking u up for Lunch or After work . Handsome Guy .
Thoughts and Prayers to u and Family
Sue Heslinga Willard ( Hess )

Posted by A friend   September 15, 2017

In Loving Memory of a Wonderful Person. Rest In Piece Bill.
Our Prayers will be with you Lisa.

Posted by Bill and Hilda Pearl - Grand Rapids, MI   September 15, 2017

Tom and I are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you...Bill was a great man.

Posted by Tom and Laura Price - Alto, MI   September 15, 2017

Bill was a true gentleman. I Worked with him, when he was a young man, and he didnt change. Always a gentleman and always a smile. Lisa you are a beautiful person, inside and out, and I know that doesnt matter to you now. It will be your best friend and strength later. Hang on to memories and give each a smile.
I was down that road exactly a week to the day Bill passed. Call if you need to talk..

Posted by Jan Telman - Grand Rapids, MI   September 14, 2017


Rest in peace, Bill. May your memory be a blessing.

Posted by Carole (Heller) Kaplan - Commerce Twp., MI   September 14, 2017


He was such a sweet amazing guy and loved to make people smile. He will be missed by so many friends. My prayers are with his Queen and his family.

Posted by Trish - Holland, MI   September 14, 2017

Barb Kirsten and Courtney you have my sympathies on your loss. I didn't know him that well but what I did know he was a nice man. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. Betsy Eardley

Posted by A friend   September 14, 2017

Dwight and I are so sorry for your loss Lisa. Our thoughts and our prayers are with you. We will miss Bill too.

Posted by Dwight and Sharon Huskey - Grand Rapids, MI   September 14, 2017


Posted by Victoria Bartolomeo - Olivet   September 14, 2017

First over the line Captain ♥
With Love
P & MJ

Posted by A friend   September 14, 2017

Always enjoyed sailing with you and your Dad, back in the day at the Grand Rapids Yacht Club in you and your Dad's wooden Palmer C boat.
Sail on my friend, it won't be long before we are all wthl you sailing the big race in the sky!

Posted by Rick Ritter - Spring Lake, MI   September 14, 2017