Watters, William "Bill"

Written by David Green.

William M. “Bill” Watters, 88, of Osseo, Mich., died Sept. 13, 2011, at the Hillsdale  (Mich.) Community Health Center. 

He was born June 17, 1923, in Fulton County, Ohio, to George and Hazel (Anders) Watters. On April 12, 1942, he married Renabelle Dennis and she preceded him in death in 2005.

 Bill was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during World War II. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Hillsdale.

 He is survived by a son, Dennis (and Vicky) Watters of Auburn, Ind.; granddaughters, Lorraine (and John) Fisher of Hillsdale and Paula Watters of Jackson, Mich.; a great-grandson, John “J.D.” Fisher; sisters Pauline (and Duane) Shadel of West Unity, Ohio, Dorothy (and Dale) Merillat of Hudson, Mich., Alberta Bradley of Fayette, Ohio; brothers, George (and Bonnie) of Adrian, Mich., Richard (and Mary Ann) of Tecumseh,  Mich., Albert (and Garnet) of Tennessee and Paul (and Phyllis) of Blissfield, Mich.

 He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, grandson, brother and three sisters.

 A private family graveside service is planned at Maple Grove Cemetery in Jefferson Township. There will be no visitation.  Arrangements were made by VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hillsdale Senior Center or the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness of Hillsdale.

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