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William ‘Bill’ George Anspaugh

William “Bill” George Anspaugh, 83, of Holland, Michigan, was called home to Heaven Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. He was surrounded by the love of his entire family and in the presence of family caring for him that day in his home.

He was born July 11, 1936, in Decatur, Indiana, to Arney and Ruth Anspaugh, both preceding him in death.

Bill and Jan are members of Fellowship Reformed Church, where they were married April 21, 1984.

Survivors include his wife and best friend of 35 years, Jan; children, Debra (William) Dawson of Tiffin, Cynthia (Dean) Cheatham of Springfield, Missouri, Bruce (Amy) Anspaugh of Holland, Michigan and Amy Schroth of Brentwood, Tennessee; brother, James (Marilyn) Anspaugh of Newcastle, Wyoming; brother, Thomas Anspaugh of Rockford, Illinois; and sister, Mary Lou Anspaugh of Racine, Wisconsin. Bill has eight grandchildren, Tyler Shuff, Benjamin Shuff, Anthony Dawson, William (Cassandra) Dawson, all of Tiffin, Brittany Cheatham of Carlsbad, California, Haley (Cameron) Hubbard of Quantico, Virginia, Nicole (Jordan) Mundy of Holland, Michigan and Abigail Jones of Brentwood, Tennessee. Kids and animals were drawn to Bill. They loved him and he loved them. He will be missed by all seven of his great-grandchildren, Jenna, Layla, Emma, Addy, Madalyn, Makiah and Elliott; and his four-legged buddy, Mr. Cheddars.

He graduated from Poling High School in 1954, in Bryant, Indiana, and attended GE Apprentice School in Fort Wayne, Indiana, then moving to Tiffin, where he was a project engineer at General Electric. He transferred to Holland, Michigan in 1984, where he and Jan have since resided enjoying the woods and the water. He retired from Prince Corporation in Feb. of 1998. He loved hunting, fishing, golfing, playing cards, time in Florida, and most of all he loved time with his family.

We believe Bill lived his life the way he wanted to be remembered, with humor, compassion, and love of family. Much was learned from this man that we will always love so dearly.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, at Dykstra Funeral Home-Northwood Chapel, 295 Douglas Ave., Holland, MI 49424.

His funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at Fellowship Reformed Church, 2165 West Lakewood Blvd., Holland, MI 49424, with the Revs. Jim Baar and Nate Schipper officiating. Entombment will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Holland or Fellowship Reformed Church Memorial Fund.

For an online registry, visit www.dykstrafuneralhome.com.