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William J. Duley, age 77, of Wyoming, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at home surrounded by family.

The son of John & Pearl (Skinner) Duley, he was born on October 16, 1939 in Grand Rapids. 

William was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Janet S. (Sutton) Duley; parents; and brothers, John & Kenneth. Surviving are his children, Michael (Gunnar) Duley and Laura F. (William) Krajecki; grandchildren, Ryan, William and Valerie; three great grandchildren; and four sisters.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign William’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: Arrangements were entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.


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  1. Michael Duley on June 3, 2017 at 12:30 am

    Thanks Dad, thanks for teaching me about the true meaning of the Hebrew word hesed. I’ll pass that on to everyone I meet throughout my life. You were not only my father, but my teacher, and my friend.

    What is hesed:
    One virtue in people that reflects God to us is in the Hebrew word hesed.

    Hesed is difficult to translate. No single word in English captures its meanings. Translators use words like “kindness,” “loving-kindness,” “mercy,” “loyalty.” Perhaps “loyal love” is close.

    Hesed is one of the richest, most powerful words in the Old Testament. It reflects the loyal love that people committed to the God of the Bible should have for one another. It is not a “mood.”

    Hesed is not primarily something people “feel.” It is something people DO for other people who have no claim on them.

  2. Rosetta Bancino on June 3, 2017 at 9:27 am

    You were loved so much and will be sadly missed. You left many loved ones here, but are welcomed by so many more. Rest in peace brother.

    John and Rosetta Bancino

  3. Gunnar Duley on June 3, 2017 at 10:57 pm


    I know I only came into your and Michael’s life recently. I just wanted to thank you for all the support and love you have shown me while welcoming me to your family.

    I wish I could have gotten to know you better in the short time we had together. I am so thankful that your son came into my life and looking forward to spending the rest of my life with Michael, even though he gets on both of your nerves.

    May you find the peace and joy you were always looking for.

  4. Alan Gignac on June 10, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    I remember him as a gentle easy going man who was my ex father in law. My son Ryan was close to him and my prayers to his family.

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