William E. VanBeelen age 75 passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Friday, June 5, 2020. Bill was born on August 12, 1944 in Lansing, MI the son of Donald R. and Justine E. (Petersen) VanBeelen. He graduated from Sexton High School and received his journeyman machinist certificate from Lansing Community College and worked at General Motors as a machinist retiring in 2006. On July 15, 1966 he married Sherry L. Pritchard. He loved fishing, street rods, traveling to Hawaii, his family and camping. He was a frequent blood donor donating gallons of blood.
Surviving him are his wife Sherry, children T’Ann (Dave) Love, Wendy VanBeelen Matthew (Michlelle Hilt) VanBeelen and Paul (Ida) VanBeelen. Grandchildren, Brent (Liz) VanBeelen, Evan (Lauren) VanBeelen, Kelsie (Will) Nimke, Alexandra Love, Parker VanBeelen, B Love, William L. VanBeelen, Jackson VanBeelen, Molly VanBeelen, Caleb Love, and Dalton Love. 2 Great grandchildren, Nicholas and Henrik VanBeelen. Memorial contributions may be made to Sparrow Home Hospice Services, 1110 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48909. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns, MI
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