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  • Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center
    8450 North 43rd Street
    Augusta, MI 49012

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“I am so very sorry to hear of Billy’s passing and send love to you, his family. He was blessed to land in your loving arms. Nancy you not...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Laura Wolfe Eversole - Teacher

“We are so very sorry to hear of Billy's passing. He was always such a bright spot at Woods Edge. We always loved his big smile and we know that he is...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Paul, Bev and Tiffany Mepyans - MI

“I really enjoyed helping Billy with his horse riding at Cheff. I was very sad to hear the news of his passing. Wishing his family many healing...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Dia Panzer-Biddle - Schoolcraft, MI

“Dear Nancy and Pete,Words cannot express how heartbroken we are to hear of Billy's passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Maria Armstrong - Richland, MI

“One of my fondrst memories of Billy was at Parker Arizona. He absolutely loved the water and jet sking with his mom. He will always have a special...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Janet Warren - Palm desert, CA

“Our deepest sympathies to all, We will always remember Tia and Billy's special bond through music/singing. We have one of Billy's hand made rugs by...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Tim and Carol Popma and Family - MI

“So our sorry to hear about Billy, our condolencesDave & Raynette ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: David & Raynette Gay - Delton, MI

“Nancy and Peter; Andrew has been sharing the most heartfelt prayers (with candlelight) for you as he grieves his long time friend, Challenger...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Chris, Rich & Andrew Peavler - MI

“My heartfelt condolences to all of the family. There are no words to express my sadness upon hearing the news your sweet boy, and I cannot imagine...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Belinda Quivey - Portage, MI

“I am so sorry to hear of your loss, my heart, thoughts and prayers go out to your family. May God hold you in his arms and comfort you. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Linda Gay - Plainwell, MI

“Our kids knew each other. I have great respect for you momma. You were and I am sure are still a great mom. Love and comfort to you all. ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Talitha Bromley Bromley - Dowling, MI

“We thought the world of Billy and were so very proud of all the accomplishments and contributions he made that helped so many people.Our prayers go...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Marv and Laurie Klooster - MI

“I will always remember Billy when he would come with his mother to the Y to swim. His face lit up when I would say to him, " Let's swim." He was a...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Judith Kletzien - Friend

“I will always remember Billy when he would come with his mother to the Y to swim. His face light up when I would say to him, " Let's swim." He was a...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Judith Kletzien - Friend

“I never met Billy, but received one of his beautifully made rugs as a gift from my sister and brother-in-law (Laurie and Marv Klooster). My...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Griffin - Lawrence, MI

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William Kreeger DeMink, 28, born November 29, 1992, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday evening, September 16, 2021.

He was a beloved son to Peter and Nancy DeMink and brother to Kaylee DeMink and Casey DeMink. He was adored by his grandparents Bill and Ruth Woolpert. He was loved very much by his Unlce Mike and Aunt Marty, cousins Cory and Holly Hooper in California, and numerous relatives and friends.

God gave Billy to us 28 years and 289 days and then took him home. Billy was a lover of dinosaurs, swinging, trampoline jumping, swimming, bowling, long mile hikes, singing, all Disney movies (which he knew them all from memory), rides in the car, ice cream, puzzles and his Grandpa.

Billy was a loomer of fine rugs and used this platform to give back to others. No words can describe how much he will be missed, but on September 16, 2021, Billy said his first words to Jesus and his Grandma.

To his Glory we are grateful for all the days we were given to be a part of his life, to teach, learn, advocate and guide his journey.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Aacorn Communities, 6409 S. 34th St., Kalamazoo, MI, 49048, or to Cheff Center, 8450 N. 43rd St., Augusta, MI 49012,

Visitation will be Monday, September 27, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel. A memorial service to celebrate Billy's life will be 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 28 at The River Church and may be viewed at

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