William P. "Bill" Schrauben Fowler William P. "Bill" Schrauben, age 82, of Fowler, MI died Saturday, October 19, 2013. Born January 14, 1931 to Peter and Irene (Simon) Schrauben, Bill served in the US Air Force and was a member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fowler. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, VFW Post #3733, and was a Dallas Township Volunteer Firefighter. Bill was a lifelong farmer, as well as a Supervisor for General Motors where he retired after 32 years of service. He married Glenna Jeanne Willard and she preceded him in death in 2003. Surviving are his children, Bill (Linda) Schrauben, Debra Franks, Gary (Margaret) Schrauben, Dean (Sue) Schrauben, and Don (Becky) Schrauben; 17 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; sisters, Mary Jane Sammons, Donna (David) Hawkins; brothers, James (Shirley Weeks) Schrauben and Peter (Joan) Schrauben; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to Bill's wife, Glenna Jeanne, he was preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Stephen Schrauben; sister, Joan and brother-in-law Don Salmond; sister-in-law, Kay Schrauben; and brother-in-law, Preston Sammons. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 AM Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fowler, with burial following at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery with Fr. Dennis Howard presiding. The family will receive friends from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM Monday, October 21, 2013 with a Rosary being prayed at 3PM and a Vigil Service at 7 PM at the Goerge Chapel of the Osgood Funeral Home, 11112 W. Ionia St., Fowler, MI 48835. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Most Holy Trinity Educational Trust Fund, 545 N. Maple St., Fowler, MI 48835. The family was served by Osgood Funeral Homes.
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Published in Lansing State Journal from Oct. 20 to Oct. 21, 2013