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William James Sarber, age 90, formerly known as Willie Junior Sarber, passed away on Friday, August 21, 2020, at Masonic Pathways in Alma, Michigan.  He was born November 6, 1929, in Roda, Virginia, to the late Amanda Penley and William Sarber.  William proudly served his country in the United States Army.  He worked over thirty years for General Motors as an automotive draftsman.

William was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Pelton and is survived by his daughter, Starr Weaver and her family.

William will be buried at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, Michigan.

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Burial arrangements were entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, 616-452-3006, exclusive providers of Veterans Funeral Care.


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  1. David on August 24, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    I will so greatly miss my grandpa, hunting buddy, mentor, and best friend. Love you and thank you for all the great memories.

  2. Cassie Kimball on August 26, 2020 at 11:36 am

    It was a great pleasure to take care of this man on his last day on Earth. I will never forget being serenaded by him ansld his guitar. Other residents and staff often came into his room to enjoy a free concert! Starr, and family I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May peace, comfort, and love cover you all!

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