William “Bill” Hall, age 89, of Dorr, passed away Monday, July 23rd, 2018. He was born at home in Van (Emmet Co.), MI on October 23rd, 1928, the sixth child of Howard & Bessie (Edmonds) Hall. Bill often mused that the town he was born in no longer exists and he never had a birth certificate so he could not even be sure he was ever born. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Sally (Centilli) Hall, who passed away 11 years and one day earlier on July 22, 2007. Also preceding him were two grandsons Phillip and Matthew; his parents; brother, Leon; sisters Mary Mae, Minnie, Helen, Luella and Ethel; Sally’s parents Lucian & Lucille (Lamyotte) Centilli; her siblings Barb, Betty, Lucian, June, Donna, Shirley, Jerry and Joyce. He is survived by his children Cindy (Keith) Weber, William (Patti) Hall Jr., Edward (Bernadine) Hall, Jim Hall, Michelle (Kelly) Lynema, Russell Hall Sr., Barb (Curly) Near, Lucian Hall, Joan (Thomas) Brower, Kimberly Hall; over 20 grandchildren, nearly 50 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Smith (Geri) Hall; brother-in-law, David Centilli; sister-in-law, Phyllis Centilli and several nieces and nephews.
Bill proudly served his country in the United States Army while stationed at Fort Benning, GA. He received his honorable discharge in December of 1949. Bill started working at Michigan Wheel in 1955 with several of his brother-in-law’s and eventually a nephew and his son, Edward. Bill was a molder and worked almost exclusively on large custom propellers for military, commercial and pleasure crafts, retiring in 1993. Visitation will be held from 3-7pm on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at Kubiak-Cook Funeral Services – Dorr Chapel, 4330 18th St. Dorr, MI 49323. A Funeral Service will be held at 11am on Monday, July 30, 2018 at Kubiak-Cook Funeral Services – Dorr Chapel with visitation one-hour prior. Fr. Alphonse Savarimuthu officiating. Interment at Dorr Cemetery. In honor of Bill and in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or Boys Town Foster Home. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.kubiakcook.com
Wounded Warrior Project
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