Thursday, January 30, 2014
11:00 AM to 11:45 AM EST
Grace Episcopal Church
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.
House of Doggs Homeless Fund
120 S. Union St.
Traverse City, MI 49684
or at the Northwestern Bank, 203 S. Union St., Traverse City, MI 49694 designate, House of Doggs Homeless Fund
Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.
Life Story / Obituary
William Mitchell Kimerly, 67 known as "Back Pack Bill", of Traverse City born, August 6, 1946, passed away Monday, January 27, 2014 at his home.
He was well known and well loved by the homeless community.
He was raised in Gross Pointe, Michigan and Leland, Michigan. He traveled extensively.
In 1996, he became a permanent Traverse City resident.
Bill loved the beauty of the outdoors and was in the planning stages of building his retirement home in Leelanau County with his loving daughter.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Charlotte Lynn Mitchell Kimerly Gittner and his father, Harvey Kimerly who lived in Grosse Pointe.
Bill is survived by two daughters, and two grandchildren.
Cremation will take place. A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 am, Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Grace Episcopal Church. Memorial Contributions may be made to the House of Doggs Homeless Fund. Donations may be made at the House of Doggs or Northwestern Bank, both on Union Street.
The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City to handle the services.