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William "Bill" Habel

February 9, 1950 — November 20, 2022


William "Bill" Habel

William Frank Habel Jr., 72, of Charlevoix, passed away on November 20, 2022 at his home. He was born on February 9, 1950, in Charlevoix, MI, the son of William Sr. and Leona (Warner) Habel.

Bill was a resident of Charlevoix for essentially his entire life. He spent several years farming cattle, then he drove truck while his children were growing up, and he eventually returned to the farm which still has cattle today. He loved raising his horses and training them for trail riding as well. He also enjoyed going to auctions of any kind in the area. Above all else, he loved his family.

Bill is survived by his two children, Billie Jean Habel of Ellsworth and Willie (Nicole) Habel of Charlevoix; two grandchildren, William IV and Emily; two brothers, Jim (Tosca) Habel of Charlevoix and Allen Habel of Bay Shore; and a sister, Sandy Santure (Mike Wilson) of Charlevoix.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his beloved wife, Jean Ann Habel.

Services are pending and will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are in the care of the Charlevoix Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Please sign his online guestbook at

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