William E. Magee Lansing Born March 31, 1922 in Muskegon, MI, the son of the late Edward P. and Hazel L. (Capelin) Magee, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at age 90. Bill served in the U.S. Army during WWII and retired as Lieutenant Colonel. After his military service he entered the insurance field working with his father and later as an underwriter with Chubb & Son in New York. He returned to Michigan and served under Governor Milliken as Deputy Director of the Michigan Insurance Bureau. Bill was devoted to the Masonic Order, serving as Past President of the Traverse City Hi-12 Club, a Life Member of the East Lansing Lodge #480 F & AM and a Past Commander of the Lansing Commandery #25. Bill was proud that he was a member of their Drill Team, having participated in 10 National Triennial Competitions. Bill supported and encouraged his sons to be active in DeMolay. While retired in Traverse City, Bill was a member of Grace Episcopal Church and is currently a member of St. David's Episcopal Church in Lansing. While retired in Traverse City, Bill marched in many Cherry Festival Parades and enjoyed his work with The Bluffs Homeowners Association. He also served the Salvation Army every year as a Bell Ringer. Bill is preceded in death by his grandson, Chandler in 2011. Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Ruby; 4 sons: William E. (Pamela), James A., Edward P. and Richard P.; 2 grandchildren: Brennan (Laura) Magee and Tara (Dr. David) Weintritt; and 5 great grandchildren: Benjamin and Matthew Magee and Berkley, Hudson and Gavin Weintritt. Funeral Services will be Friday, December 7, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at St. David's Episcopal Church, 1519 Elmwood Rd, Lansing with Rev. Fr. David Pike officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Lansing. Visitation is Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the church. Memorials can be made to St. David's Episcopal Church. Condolences can be made at www.palmerbush.com.
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Published in Lansing State Journal on Dec. 4, 2012