William “Bill” Clayton Dufort Sr., age 75, of Davison died May 13, 2019 at Stonegate Health Campus in Lapeer with loving family beside him.
Bill was born September 15, 1943 in Flint, Michigan to the late Clayton and Rose Dufort [Seams]. He married Daryleen E. Gruno on September 14, 1963 in Columbiaville. He retired from General Motors, and was part of the “Grumpy Old Men” that met for breakfast in Florida. Bill is survived by Daryleen, his wife of 55 years, children: William Jr. (Marjorie) Dufort, Timothy (Charity) Dufort, Leemae (Eric) Templeton, Billy III (Erica) Dufort, siblings: George (Jenny) Dufort, Pat (Erwin) Merritt, 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, close friends Judy Collier, Gordy Collier, Teresa & Ed Seams, Pam & Hank. He was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws Emmett and Molly Gruno.
Funeral service 11:00 AM on Friday, May 17, 2019 at Jansen Family Funeral Home - Columbiaville, where friends may visit Thursday 3:00 to 9:00 PM. Priest Bill Sutton officiating. Interment Meadowview Cemetery in Davison. Memorial contributions in memory of Bill may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Share memories, condolences, and photos online with the family at www.jansenfuneralhome.com