William ‘Bill’ H. Wendricks

HERMANSVILLE – William “Bill” H. Wendricks, 84, of Hermansville, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at Dickinson County Hospital in Iron Mountain.

He was born on June 13, 1930, in Nathan, Mich., the son of the late William and Virginia (Buchonville) Wendricks. On June 17, 1950, he married the former Norma Desmarais at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hermansville.

In 1975, Bill, Norma and Doug started Wendricks Truss. Bill, along with most of his family, continued to work in the family business until his retirement. He also worked many years as a carpenter and enjoyed working in the woods, in his wood shop and on the family farm. Bill loved spending time with his loved ones.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years; their three children, Douglas (Cheryl) Wendricks, Amy (Daniel) Broeders and Carol (David) Arnold; his sister, Beatrice (Donald) Hornik; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; his loyal pet, Penny; and many nieces and nephews.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Norman Wendricks.

Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. CST on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at St. John Neumann Church in Spalding. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 5 p.m. CST on Tuesday at church with Fr. Emmett Norden officiating. A luncheon will follow Mass in the church parish hall. Burial will take place in the Meyer Township Cemetery.

The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes are assisting the Wendricks family.

Please visit www.allofh.com to send online condolences to his family.