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William VanLoo

January 24, 1927 — March 19, 2021

William VanLoo

William VanLoo, 94, of Charlevoix, passed away on March 19, 2021 at Charlevoix Munson Hospital.

He was born on January 24, 1927, in Berkley, MI, the son of Adrian and Mary (McKenzie) VanLoo.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the World War II era and was honorably discharged with the rank of Seaman First Class.

William worked at the East Jordan Creamery, drove a milk truck, was employed at the Charlevoix Schools and for a while owned his own business.

William loved the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, and golfing to name a few.

He is survived by his 3 children, Lynn (Rod) Pearsall of Charlevoix, Wendy (Vail) Shepard of East Jordan, Rick (Pattie) VanLoo of Charlevoix, 4 grandchildren, Kevin (Vikki) Pearsall of Charlevoix, Kristi Pearsall Richman of Charlevoix, Steven Shepard, of East Jordan, Shawn (Wayne) Bernier of East Jordan, 10 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren, brother Jim (Judy) VanLoo of FL and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Victoria (Croitori) VanLoo, second wife Mary Lou (Gibelyou) VanLoo, 4 brothers, Jack, Adrian, Roxy and Wylie VanLoo and his parents.

There will be a public viewing on Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 3-5 p.m. at the Winchester Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.

Later this summer, he will be honored at a graveside service at the Barnard Cemetery with military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Senior Citizens Center, 6906 Norwood St., Charlevoix, MI, 49720.

Arrangements are being handled by the Winchester Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.

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