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William J. "Bill" Heffernan

Battle Creek

William J. "Bill" Heffernan, age 71, of Battle Creek passed away March 21, 2016 at Bronson at Home Hospice Residence. 

Bill was born on October 4, 1944 in Battle Creek to Joseph T. and Elsie E. (May) Heffernan.  Bill married Carolyn Wilson in 1968.  They chose to make their life in Battle Creek and have lived here since then, raising their family in Battle Creek.

Bill is survived by his wife, Carolyn Heffernan of Battle Creek; 3 children, Brian (Katie Hesley) Heffernan of Caledonia, Bill A. Heffernan of Battle Creek, and Carrie (Don) Carpenter of Battle Creek; 4 grandchildren, Ashley Heffernan, Boston, Bronson, and Beckett Carpenter; great-grandchild, Leah Kay Heffernan; sister, Eleanor Chatfield of FL; sister, Jeanene (Joe) Mallmann of FL; and brother, Ed Olmeada of FL.  Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Elsie (Heffernan, Bacon) Eldridge.

Visitation will take place at the Kempf Family Funeral Homes, Shaw Chapel, 2838 SW Capital Ave., Battle Creek on Friday March 25, 2016 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm with family present to greet friends at that time. A funeral service in Bill's honor will be held at the Calvary Baptist Church, 1625 NE Capital Ave., Battle Creek on Saturday March 26, 2016 at 1pm with Pastor Jeff Worden and Pastor Robert Zuhl officiating. Cremation will be conducted following the service.

The family asks that friends and family remember Bill with contributions in his memory to the Kalamazoo Air Zoo or LifeCare Ambulance.  Assistance with memorials is available at the Kempf Family Funeral Homes, Shaw Chapel.

For a full obituary chronicling Bill's many achievements, please visit the Kempf Family Funeral Homes website at www.kempffuneralhome.com.
Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Mar. 25, 2016
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