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“I met Mr. Griessel quite a few years ago at Eastern Hills Golf Course, where he was a Starter. I mentioned that I ran track at Gull Lake with his...Read More »
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“We got to know Bill and Jane many years ago. There was a group of eight of us, that would meet for dinner, as often as we could. We miss those times...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: John and Nancy Smith - Richland, MI

“We offer our thoughts, prayers & sympathy to Bill's family and loved ones. We met Bill at Theo & Stacy's restaurant many years ago. We would look for...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Dale & Bette Dyksterhouse

“Thinking of Bill Griessel s family during this difficult time . I will always remember Uncle Bill s friendly smile and laugh! ”
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William H. "Bill" Griessel, 91, a 65 year resident of Richland, Michigan died on June 2, 2022 at Bronson Methodist Hospital after having taken a fall.

Bill was born in Detroit Michigan to Ray and Lillian Griessel. He and his wife Jane attended and graduated from Western Michigan University in the early 1950's. Bill married Jane B. Adams on June 20, 1953 on Western's Campus. Sadly, she preceded him in death on December 20, 2013. Bill was employed for many years at the Richland Farm Service. He was also a member of the Richland Township Planning Commission with he and Jane being instrumental in the development of the Richland Community Library. Throughout his life Bill loved golfing and bowling.

Surviving are his daughter, Sue Griessel and her husband Samuel Press of Burlington, VT; son, John and his wife, Jan of Southern Pines, NC and grandson, Philip Griessel.

The Griessel family is very grateful to everyone at Theo & Stacy's in downtown Kalamazoo for the many years of warm friendship and support to Bill as he shared breakfast there for the past decade.

Bill was interred next to his wife, Jane at Prairie Home Cemetery in Richland, Michigan.

Arrangements are by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home, 9170 East D Avenue, Richland, MI 49083. Personal messages for the family may be placed here in the Memory Book at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.