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William Cornelius “Bill” Trap, age 72, of Newaygo, passed away Friday, September 16, 2016 at his home.  The son of William & Lillian (Wilcome) Trap, he was born on September 14, 1944 in Grand Rapids and retired from ADAC Automotive. 

An avid outdoorsman, Bill enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in White Cloud, and the Sons of the American Legion Post 381. 

He was preceded in death by his parents;  a step-son, Wayne Fifield;  a sister, Phyllis Landefield;  three brothers, Ted, Tom, and Lee;  and two sons-in-law, Doug Brooks and Jay France. 

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Trap of Newaygo;  a son, Todd & Teresa Trap of Grand Rapids;  three daughters, Michelle & Howard “Rocky” Tobin of Grayling, Cindy Brooks of Grand Rapids, and Amy Bourne of New Buffalo;  two step-daughters, Kimberly & Allen Hayman of Sand Lake, and Danielle France of White Cloud;  a brother, Daniel & Alice Trapp of Grand Rapids;  ten grandchildren;  six step-grandchildren;  and several nieces and nephews.

Honoring Bill’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time.  To send a message of sympathy to the family or to sign Bill’s online guest book, please visit:  


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  1. The Lewis Family on September 17, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Ruthie, Kimmy & Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss and hope that happy memories help you through sad time.
    All our love.
    Russ, Julie, Sam & Jake Lewis

  2. Ron and Kathy VanDyke on September 18, 2016 at 6:51 am

    We are so sorry for your loss.

  3. David Hoffman on September 19, 2016 at 3:59 am

    So sorry Ruthie

  4. Thomas A. Wysocki on September 19, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    My sincere sympathy and condolences.

  5. Chuck Botwinski on September 26, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    So sad and unexpected to hear of Bills’ passing. We had some great times fishing and hunting together. My sympathy to Todd and Rocky and all of the family. God bless

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