In Memory

William Roy Hoel - Class Of 1950




Hoel, William Roy 9/25/1932 - 4/12/2019 Jackson William "Bill" Hoel of Jackson, Michigan, formerly of Parma, was born to Edgar and Esther (Grube) Hoel in South Bend, Indiana. He was preceded in death by both parents; a sister, Mary (Hoel) Olin & a brother, Edgar. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Carol (Freeze) Hoel; daughters, Janan (Greg) Zonker, Judi (Wendell) Bishop, Jennifer Hoel & son, Scott (Melanie) Hoel; 16 grandchildren, Lee (Hannah) Bishop, Kimberlee Bishop, Lisa (Michael) Graham, Sarah (Jake) Fischer, Bethany (Brian) Rotz, Joshua (Amanda) Zonker, Bill (Aaliyah) Zonker, Scott Zonker, Rion Hoel, & Thomas Hoel; a niece, Marjorie (Dan) Snider; nephew, Ken (Barbara) Olin; & 12 great-grandchildren, Sadie, Sean, Sarina, Lydia, Todd, Ethan, Peter, Miriam, Hadassah, Amelia, Avery, & Jacob Bill graduated from Washington Clay High School in South Bend, Indiana, served in the United States Army, apprenticed at Studebaker in South Bend, was very active in Youth for Christ where he met the love of his life, Carol, who he later married. He retired from General Motors where he was a Millwright for 27 years at the Willow Run Plant in Ypsilanti. Bill was a man of great faith in his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ & found great joy in serving Him as a deacon, song leader, Awana volunteer, & spent much of his life singing of his savior with his wife & family. Those who knew him best were well aware of his passion for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish & the Chicago Cubs. He will be greatly missed as we will hold him dear in our hearts. Services will be held Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Albion, Michigan. Visitation with the family will begin at 1:00 pm with a memorial service beginning at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate any donations made to Sathyaveda Ministries in Bangalore India. Make checks payable to the Church at Hamilton with Sathyaveda on the memo line, P.O. Box 2144, Sanford, FL 32772.

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