Ashbeck, William

Written by David Green.

William S. Ashbeck, 69, of Munson Hwy., Hudson, Mich., died Jan. 17, 2006 at Provincial House in Adrian, Mich.

He was born Jan. 31, 1936 in Hudson, to L.D. and Marguerite (Gerry) Ashbeck. He married Joyce Myers in Hillsdale, Mich., on Nov. 15, 1952 and she survives.

Bill was a lifelong Hudson area resident. He graduated from Hudson High School in 1954 and attended Toledo University.

He was vice president of new product development at M & S Manufacturing in Hudson, retiring in 1997 after 45 years of service. He was a member of the Elks in Hillsdale, Hillsdale Moose Lodge, Sons of American Legion post #180 in Hudson, and he was an avid golfer and hunter. He enjoyed camping with his children and grandchildren.

Besides his wife, Bill is survived by one daughter, Bonnie (and Greg) Shaw of Hudson; one son, William D. (and Angela) Ashbeck of Xenia, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Rachel (and Josh) Stiverson, Amy Jo Sallows, Chad Sallows, Anthony Carr, Nate and Dan Ashbeck and Chris, Nathan and Brooke Shaw; three great-grandchildren and one sister, Carolyn (and Robert) Leidigh of Bryan, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were Jan. 21 at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson with Rev. Mark Johnston officiating. Burial followed in Maple Grove Cemetery in Hudson. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee or the Hickman Cancer Center.

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