Mr. William Arnold Downie(1930-2013)

William Arnold Downie, age 82, of Davison, died Wednesday March 6, 2013 at Lapeer County Medical Care Facility. He was born April 27, 1930. William was born in Spruce, Mich., the son of the late William and Mandy (Rasmussen) Downie. While serving in the Army, William was joined in marriage to Dolores Kaiser on August 31, 1951. William retired from Chrysler Corporation in 1981 after thirty-one years as a pattern maker. That same year William and Dolores became resident managers of Lakeside Towers, a high rise senior apartment complex in Sterling Heights, operated by National Church Residences, working there together for twelve years. They relocated to the Davison area in the late 1990's. He leaves to cherish his memory to his wife of over sixty years, Dolores; sons, Keith (and wife, Andrea) Downie, Kevin Downie, and Kurtis Downie; grandchildren, Megan, Philip and Tera; sister, Loraine and a host of other relatives. Honoring his wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11a.m. Saturday March 16, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church of Lapeer, 433 Calhoun St., Lapeer, Mich.
Published in The Macomb Daily on Mar. 14, 2013