Mar 15th 1923 - Aug 8th 2012
Died Wednesday afternoon August 8, 2012. William was born March 15, 1923 in Kalamazoo, Michigan a son of William and Frances (Pikkaart) Chapman, Sr. During WWII, he served with the U.S. Navy. He had been a lifelong Kalamazoo area resident and was employed with the Eaton Corporation for 37 years, retiring in 1981. William was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Audrey Potgiesser. On May 30, 1964, he was united in marriage to Avis A. (Kinney) Chapman who survives. Also surviving, seven children, William (Carol)
Chapman of Hickory Corners, Barry (Candy) Chapman of
Kalamazoo, Larry Thompson of Traverse City, Judy (Al) VanderVeen of Parchment, Louis DeLobel of Kalamazoo, Steven (Sue Hays) DeLobel of Scotts, and Wynn (Peggy) DeLobel of St. Petersburg, FL; many grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a brother,
Eugene (Helen) Chapman of Portage; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Services will be held 11 o'clock Tuesday from the Langeland Family
Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick St.
Visitation will be 6-8pm
Monday. Interment will be in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be
directed to Southern Care
Hospice or Park Place Living Center.