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CHRISTENSEN, WILLIAM H. William Henry Christensen, age 71, of Greenville, passed away Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 in the emergency room at Spectrum Health-United Hospital in Greenville after a sudden heart attack. The son of William T. Christensen and Augusta Ann (Berkhout) Christensen-Doane, he was born on Aug. 2, 1949 in Grand Rapids. William proudly served his county in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. A member of UAW Local No. 1485, William first worked for Powell Moving as a coast to coast driver and won several top performer awards, and retired from Rapistan/Dematic Corporation. He was a twenty-eight year member of the Montcalm County Sheriff's Posse, having attained the rank of Captain. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother-in-law, Fred Shortsle. Surviving are his children, Amber Christensen and William Christensen, both of California; two grandchildren, Naomi Christensen and Hollis Christensen; his siblings, Barbara & Mike Cole, Bonnie & Joe Jangda, Connie & Ray Cochenour, Nancy Shortsle, Mary Christensen, and John Christensen; and many nieces, nephews and friends. He will be greatly missed by everyone. Honoring his wishes, no public services will be held. Instead of flowers, William would have appreciated contributions in his memory to the Montcalm County Sheriff's Posse or the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. To send a message of sympathy, sign William's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.MichiganCremation.com

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Published in Grand Rapids Press from Sep. 30 to Oct. 4, 2020.
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October 2, 2020

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Celebrating a life well lived whose memories will be cherished forever.

Kitty and family
I know how much you loved the country so I had 10 trees planted in your memory. You will be missed.
Kitty Christensen
October 1, 2020
Uncle Bill, you are one of a kind! I am thankful I had 38 years with you. I will miss you big bear hugs. I promise you I will go get my CCW, I know you always worry about me. Give Grams a big hug for me! Until I see you again❤.

Your Niece, Bonnie
October 1, 2020
Bill was a wonderful brother and example for all of us ! He loved life! He was always so excited when deer season came he loved to hunt and loved eating his catch !! He will be missed by many ! Bill know I loved you and will miss you so much! We will be together again some day ! Thanks for being my brother!!! ❤❤❤❤
Connie Cochenour
October 1, 2020
Uncle Bill,
You will be truly missed. I will miss your big hugs and how you were always so worried about me out in the field working. I promise you I will get my CCW. I know you will be watching out for all of us from heaven. Give Grams a hug and kiss from me! Unit we meet again❤.

Your Niece,
Bonnie Martin
October 1, 2020
Bill was a great friend. He will be missed. I would like to share an email he sent to Randy Jackson: Bill emailed me sept 17,2020. Friends One day, all of us will get separated from each other. We will miss our conversations. Days, months, and years will pass until we rarely see each other. One day our children will see photos and ask," who are these people?" and we will smile with invisible tears and say," It was with them that I had the best days of my life" RIP Good Buddy!
Mary Wiggins
September 30, 2020
Uncle Bill will always hold a special place in my heart. He will truly be missed.
September 30, 2020
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Kitty Christensen
September 30, 2020
Another Vietnam Veteran gone way too early. Thank you for your service, Sir. Rest in peace.
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