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Visitation

Saturday, December 1, 2018
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
Samaritas Senior Living of GR
2000 32nd St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508

Service

Saturday, December 1, 2018
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
Samaritas Senior Living of GR
2000- 32nd St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508

Contributions


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.

Narrow Gate Foundation
PO Box 267
Duck River, TN 38454

The Potter's House
810 Van Raalte Dr. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49509

Flowers


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Ball Park Floral
8 Valley Ave.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 459-3409
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William John “Bill” Stoner, aged 90, went to be with his Lord on November 18, 2018 as his family was gathered bedside at his residence at Samaritas Senior Living of Grand Rapids, MI. He shared 67 years of marriage and is survived by his loving wife, Rosalind “Rosie” (Gerber) and blessed with their children David (Wendy), Timothy (Patty), Jonathan (Amy) all of Grand Rapids, Philip (Beth) of Brentwood TN and their daughter Sharon Blasen of Chicago; 18 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Bill was born July 10, 1928 in Westmoreland County, PA. After graduating high school in 1947 in New Castle, PA, he joined the Army serving two years as a radio operator. Upon discharge he continued his education at the Baptist Bible Seminary of Johnson City, NY where he met Rosie. They served over three decades under the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism, Harrisburg, PA as missionaries to Chile, Spain, and a one year assignment to Hungary. After returning to the States, they continued actively involved at Maple Lawn Baptist Church, The Potter’s House School, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital and the Narrow Gate Foundation of Duck River, TN.

Visitation with family will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2018 in the chapel at Samaritas Senior Living of Grand Rapids, 2000 32nd Street SE Grand Rapids, MI 49508 followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. A private family burial will precede these events.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to The Potter's House 810 Van Raalte Dr. SW Grand Rapids, MI 49509 (online at tphgr.org) or The Narrow Gate Foundation P.O. Box 267 Duck River, TN 38454 (online at narrowgate.org)