Bill Wolbert went to be with the Lord on September 16, 2013. He was born in Zeeland on November 9, 1926, and passed away at his home in Holland.
Bill is survived by his wife, Grace (Reitsma) Wolbert; children, Nancie Schmidt of Aurora, IL, Ed and Gina Wolbert of Lisle, IL; brother, Jay Wolbert of Holland; sister, Marcia Wolbert of Holland; stepchildren, Joni Reitsma of Elmhurst, IL, Randy and Patti Reitsma of Jenison, and Gary and Ronda Reitsma of Standale; along with 21 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Bill was preceded in death by his first wife, Anna (Knol) Wolbert; stepson, Albert Reitsma; and sister-in-law, Ann Wolbert.
Bill served in the U.S. Navy
in World War II
, graduated with chemistry degrees from Hope College and Indiana University
and had a long career in research and development. After his retirement, Bill enjoyed woodworking, gardening and charitable work, including foster care and disaster relief with the Red Cross. Bill was a member of the Graafschap Christian Reformed Church.
Visitation will be 3-6 p.m. today, September 18, at Langeland Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 East 16th Street in Holland.The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 at the Graafschap Christian Reformed Church at 5973 Church Street in Holland, followed by interment at the Graafschap Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to World Renew or the American Red Cross.langelandsterenberg.com