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William Wall

April 1, 1941 - June 30, 2022
Holland, MI



Thursday, July 14, 2022
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Dykstra Funeral Homes
Northwood Chapel
295 Douglas Avenue
Holland, MI 49424
(616) 392-2348
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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Wounded Warrior Project
P.O. Box 758516
Topeka, KS 66675-8516
(855) 448-3997
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Kids Food Basket
652 Hastings Avenue
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 796-8471
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Life Story / Obituary


William (Bill) Allen Wall, loving husband to Loretta Murphy Wall for 53 years, Dad to three daughters, Poppa to his much-loved grandchildren, passed away on June 30th, 2022. He was born to William and Dorothy Wall on April 1, 1941 in Chicago Illinois, sharing a birthday with his father. He graduated from Park Falls High School in Wisconsin in 1959 and attended college at Milton and University of Wisconsin. Throughout his whole life, he would root for his Badgers on Saturday afternoons, proudly wearing his red W gear. Sundays were for the Green Bay Packers, never missing a game (literally never).

Bill worked in Sales Management all his life until his retirement in 1998, when he then swapped his career life for his love of the golf course, where he had two holes-in-one! One at Sunnybrook Golf Course and one at Winding Creek Golf Course. He spent the next several years working at the Ravines Golf Course, which he considered his true career. He also spent many years at Evergreen Commons, volunteering at the tax program and Meals and Wheels program.

However, Bill was most proud of his family. He is survived by his wife Loretta, daughters Meghan Coleman (Dennis Crenshaw), Shannan Conrad (Todd), Maura Alexander (Ethan). He was so proud of and loved his grandchildren more than anything: Marissa Coleman, Brayton Conrad, Cullen Conrad, Molly Conrad, Otis Alexander, Murphy Alexander and special grandson, Matthew Robinson. Also, his sister Geri (Don) Wally and Sisters-in-law Cathy Sebille, Maureen (Randy) Bergeson and Brother-in-law, Greg (Sharon) Murphy and several nieces and nephews.

Bill passed away at home, after living with Type 1 Diabetes for over 50 years. He was adamant that people know you can live a very healthy, active lifestyle with diabetes. A big final “Cheers!” to all!

A visitation will be 4-6 pm Thursday (July 14) at the Dykstra Funeral Home-Northwood Chapel, 295 Douglas Avenue.

Memorial contributions can be made to Wounded Warriors or Kids Food Basket.