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William "Bill" Mack

July 24, 1925 ~ May 5, 2018 (age 92)
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Bill’s life began July 24, 1925 in Maywood, Illinois.  Bill grew up in Watervliet where he attended school in Watervliet and raised a loving family.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II and was involved in the D-Day Allied Invasion of Normandy.  After serving his country Bill returned to Watervliet and ran Mack Cement Work, taking over the business from his father.  After a short time Bill met Bettie Wilson, they married March 24, 1947 and raised their two daughters together.  Bill was a loving husband and father. Outside of his family his great love was Paw Paw Lake, you could find him swimming across it as a young man, feeding the ducks, or driving around it to collect treasures.  Bill also loved to travel, with his favorite place being Mackinac Island, the childhood home of his wife Bettie.


Bill leaves behind a loving family to cherish his memory which includes: a daughter Nancy (Henry) Zausner of Kalamazoo, four grandchildren Bill (Melissa) Cartwright, Joseph (Jennifer) Rudell, Lynn (Scott) Summers, and Jack (Keilah) Zausner, 13 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, a son-in-law Greg Rudell, and many nieces and nephews.


Bill died Saturday, May 5, at Pine Ridge Nursing Home in Stevensville. He is preceded in death by three wives Bettie (Wilson) Mack, Hazel (Greenleaf) Mack, and Bonnie (Haynes) Mack, a daughter Jennifer Rudell, a sister Dorothy Frazier, and a brother Bud Mack.  Bill will travel one last time to Mackinac Island to be laid to rest next to his wife Bettie in St. Ann’s Cemetery with a private family service.  Memorials may be made in Bill’s memory to Hanson Hospice Center through Hospice at Home.  You are invited to share a message of comfort with Bill’s family at



Donations may be made to:

Caring Circle Hospice
4025 Health Park Lane, St. Joseph MI 49085
Tel: 1-269-429-7100

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