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William "Bill" Bradfield went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Bill was born to Orlo Bradfield and Jessie (Workman) on May 2, 1926 and was raised in Dewitt, Michigan.
He married Betty Hill in 1946 and raised four sons of which he was very proud. Bill later married Jeannette Gleason and they enjoyed a home together in Rodney, Michigan and in Englewood, Florida until Jeannette's passing in 1995. Bill also had a very special friend, Inez.
Bill retired from the Lansing School District where he was the supervisor of the carpenter shop until 1986. Bill could usually be found tinkering in his garage as he owned, and knew how to use nearly every tool known to man. When he wasn't tinkering in the garage or taking care of the lawn, you could find him on the pontoon boat fishing with friends or family. He also loved bowling for 60 plus years.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marjorie Ward; son, Ron Bradfield. Surviving are his sister, Judy Korte; brother, Ken (Ruth) Bradfield; sons, Jim (Celie), Craig (Susan) and Jeff (Mary Joe); step-children, Marjorie (Jock) McPhee and Tim Gleason. Also surviving are 14 grand-children, 24 great grand-children and 3 great-great grand-children.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Cedar Street Church, 1705 Cedar Street, Holt, Michigan at 7:00 p.m. following visitation at 6:00. Contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 865 S. Cedar St., Mason, MI 48854 in memory of Bill. The family is being served by the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes Mason Chapel. Memories and online condolences may be shared with the family at www.grbdmason.com