William Edward Conway, 80, of Stevensville passed away on Monday, January 6, 2014 at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, January 10, 2014 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2673 W. John Beers Road, Stevensville, with Reverend Jonathan Kruschel officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Bridgman. Friends may meet with the family from 3-6 PM on Thursday at Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel, 9191 Red Arrow Hwy., Bridgman. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church “Building on God’s Blessings” Fund.
Bill was born August 25, 1933 in Decatur, Michigan the son of the late Richard and Bernice “Louise” (Shafer) Conway. He married the former Vera Gaul on October 25, 1969 and he was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Stevensville. In 1992 Bill retired from the State of Michigan Liquor Control Commission after almost 25 years of service. Bill played the harmonica and enjoyed polka music. He and Vera were avid polka dancers. Bill loved birds and built bird houses and feeders and made sure they were well fed.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Vera; brothers-in-law – Arnold (Adeline) Gaul of Stevensville and August “Sam” (Jeannette) Gaul of Bridgman; sister-in-law, Irene Ogonowski of Stevensville; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his brothers and sisters – Lynda Jewell, Larry Conway, Barbara Postello, Mike Conway, Cathy Diedrich, and Peggy Howerton.
Friday January 10, 2014 , 11 AM at St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Thursday January 9, 2014 , 3-6 PM at Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel
Friday January 10, 2014 at Graceland Cemetery