William “Bill” Burchwell Jr., age 85, of Lapeer died March 4, 2020 at the Lapeer County Medical Care Facility with his loving family beside him.
Bill was born July 22, 1934 in VanLeer, Kentucky to the late William Sr. and Melda Burchwell. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force. Bill retired from the Lapeer Community School District in 1998 after 30 plus years of teaching at the Seaton and Zemmer schools. He was a member of the Lapeer Eagles Club, and enjoyed bowling, golfing, watching all kinds sports, but most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends.
Bill is survived by his wife Dorothy, children: Rebecca Chaney, Bridgett (Richard) Cole, Nancy (Mike) Thompson, Greg (Kelly) Lonsberry, brother Frank (Janice) Burchwell, grandchildren: Katelin (fiancé’ Tom), Breanne, Patrick (fiancé Erin), Allie, Skylar, great-grandson Grayson, and many nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Jacqueline, son: William III, siblings: Bonita, James, and son-in-law Mark.
Cremation has taken place and William‘s cremains will be interred at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan at a later date. Memorial contributions in memory of Bill may be made to the Suncrest Auxiliary. Arrangements entrusted to Jansen Family Funeral Home - Columbiaville. Please share memories, condolences, and pictures online with the family at www.jansenfuneralhome.com
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