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William M. “Wild Bill” Greenhoe, age 73, of Edmore, passed away at home Thursday morning, April 18, 2013 under the loving care of his family and Hospice. The son of Carlton John & Ila Rose (Borton) Greenhoe, he was born on February 21, 1940 at Cedar Lake. A graduate of Vestaburg High School. Bill retired from Acousti Engineering where he worked as an asbestos abatement and removal contractor.

On July 20, 1968, in Crystal, he married Margo Sisson and together they enjoyed nearly 45 years of marriage. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and taxidermy, as well as wood working.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a grandson, Nicholas Greenhoe.

Surviving are his wife, Margo Greenhoe of Edmore; his children, Julie & Greg Atwood, William Greenhoe, and Dale Greenhoe, all of Ovid, Jane & Scott Miller of Elsie, Rhoda Sisson of Prescott, Jon & Laura Greenhoe of Edmore, and Brett & Clara Greenhoe of Charleston, Illinois; his siblings, Richard & Sharon Greenhoe of Johannesburg, Steve & Sue Greenhoe of Orleans, Cheryl & Roy Finch of Lakeview, and Randall & Jean Greenhoe of Six Lakes; eighteen grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of life gathering on May 4, 2013 at the Home Township Hall, Edmore, beginning at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bill’s memory to either Hospice of Michigan (Big Rapids Office) or the Alzheimer’s Association would be appreciated. Honoring his wishes, cremation has taken place.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Bill’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.


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  1. Anonymous on April 18, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Posted by: Jessica Osborne

    Grandpa I will miss you so much!! There are so many good memories I have had with you and never a bad one! To have you walk me down the isle would have to be the greatest. You were like a second father to me. Even though it tears at my heart to not have you here with us I’m glad your at peace. You will never be forgotten I love you and will see you again.

    Posted by: rhoda

    will miss you and you will always be in my thoughts and memory your daughter,

    Posted by: Lynda Sower

    Margo and kids

    I will never forget all the fun times that we had together. We shared lots of time with our families.
    Billy will be greatly missed by all. My heart goes out to you and my prayers. When I told the kids about reading about his death in the paper, Kecia, Sabrina and Dion all remembered all the the fun they had with him !!!!

    Love all of you.

    Posted by: Janet Shy & Marty Miller
    My thoughts continue to be with you. Love you all.

    Posted by: Merlyn Jones
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss, Margo. Our class of ’63 is praying for you and your family.

    Posted by: ellie (greenhoe)narloch
    Miss him picking on me.

    Posted by: Jean Greenhoe

    Love you old man! RIP!

    Posted by: Jimmy Borton
    My prayers are with the family.

    Posted by: Red & Esther Petersen
    Margo, So sorry for your loss of your dear husband. Red & I went to school with you at Stanton many moons ago. Your sister in law, Sue, & I also worked together at our first job. Tell her Hi for me. Our sympathy to you and your children.

    Posted by: Sheila Sisson

    I love you Grumpy and miss you dearly. Heaven is receiving a great man I can see you now up there with your wing spread and those cowboy boots on and grinning. R.I.P Grumpy always with us in spirit. Love your granddaughter.

    Posted by: susan ritsema

    you will be missed. love don , fay and kim

    Posted by: Lisa Greenhoe
    Sorry to hear about uncle Bill my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Posted by: dan and joan moran

    Margo and family, sorry for your loss, bill was a good guy and story teller. Dan

    Posted by: Tracy Stratton

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Wild Bill. He was a very nice man and a favorite McDonalds customer. He will be greatly missed.

    Posted by: Charles & Gloria Burr
    Posted by: Mike Headley

    Sorry to hear about Uncle Bill. I do remember those Florida days flying kites.

    Posted by: Danon Gallihugh

    Forever in my heart Uncle Bill!For I know now you are not lost but where you need to be! Have fun in the sunshine! Tell grandma and grandpa I love them! I hear the fish are bigger there! Love you Danon Marie

    Posted by: Joyce Dooley

    You were the most amazing grandfather anyone could have asked for!! I will miss you always!!


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