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Special Olympics Midland
Midland, MI 48642
Life Story / Obituary
Dr. William H. Bond, 93, of Muskegon, died Thursday, May 20, at his home surrounded loved ones. Born to Harold and Edna Jensen Bond, Bill graduated from Muskegon HS 1941 and attended local junior college before enlisting in the Army Air Corps in 1942. He graduated from Navigation/Bombardier Training July 1, 1944, and served his country as a Bombardier/Navigator on a B-25 in the Pacific, Africa & the occupational forces in Japan with the 822nd Bombardment Squadron during WWII.
Bill met the former Wilma Marie DeVette, of Erie, PA in 1940 in Muskegon and were married on July 7, 1944. They enjoyed 65 years of marriage.
After discharge from the AAC Bill earned degrees from UofM and attended Wayne State University Medical School, graduating in 1951, and completing 2 years of training as a pathologist. William then opened his medical practice located in his hometown of Muskegon. As a family practice physician, he served the residents of the area for 45 years with a majority of it at Norton Family Practice. While enjoying all aspects of his practice, his first love was assisting thousands of babies into the world. He was a member of many national, state & county medical societies & received numerous awards & accolades for his service.
Upon retirement, Bill aggressively pursued wildflower & nature related hobbies. He hunted, photographed, & catalogued wild flowers throughout the Muskegon area and produced an educational slide show that he presented throughout the area for 10 years. He was a Lake Watch & Hoffmaster State Park volunteer, counted frogs for the Nature Conservancy and volunteered together with Wilma at the Hackley Public Library.
Bill is survived by his 5 children and their spouses, Meredith (Lex Oversteegen) Biringham AL, Lindsay (John) Totten of PA, David (Lue Anne) Bond of Williamston, Matthew (Julie) Bond) Muskegon, Gilian Bond (John Thiel), Saginaw; 7 grandchildren Karmen, Adrienne, Abby, Andrew, William, Kendall, and Mason, and by 5 great grandchildren, Alexandra, Luke, Karley, Blaise, Harmon, Taylor & Meghan. He is also survived by his very special friend to whom he was devoted, Volli Wright. He was predeceased by wife Wilma in 2010.
Family would like to thank Bill's friend and caregiver Mary Lipton for her invaluable help, and VNS Hospice services for their professional & caring attention at this time.
Monday, May 23, 2016, 11:00 am at the Clock Chapel - Muskegon with Mike Kempf officiating and Military Honors under the Auspices of the Muskegon County Council of Veterans.
Sunday, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Clock Funeral Home - Muskegon. MEMORIAL: In lieu of flowers, please consider giving to the Special Olympics Midland, c/o Mary Adams, 5202 Cortland, Midland MI 48642.
Please visit www.clockfuneralhome.com to leave a memory or sign the online guest book.
Clock Funeral Home - Muskegon