April 15 1928 July 8 2019
William’s Obituary William Northouse, age 91, of Hudsonville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, July 8, 2019. William was born on April 15, 1928, in Jenison, and is the son of Albert and Katherine Northouse. He went to high school in Ypsilanti while his two brothers were in the service during WWII. In 1950, at age 22, he was drafted into the service himself during the Korean Conflict, where he served for 2 years in both Virginia and Germany. He was honorably discharged from the Army with the rank of Staff Sargent. Since a young age he had a love for cars and in 1952 he went to work for Nelson Metal, a manufacturer in the automotive industry, where he stayed for 12 years. In 1964 he and two colleagues founded their own manufacturing company, Auto Cast Incorporated, where he managed the production control department for 19 years. After retirement he opened Park Place Storage, a warehouse and storage facility in Hudsonville. He was an avid collector with an eye for the classics and enjoyed attending car shows and auctions where he participated as an exhibitor, enthusiast and judge. He loved traveling in the motorhome with his wife and family and together they saw many points of interest all around the country and met many wonderful people, many of whom remained longtime friends. William was a longtime member of Immanuel CRC having served as deacon and elder multiple times. He is survived by and will be missed by his loving wife of 69 years, Betty Northouse (VandeBunte); children, Kim and Dan Forer, Kirk Northouse, Kerry Northouse; granddaughter, Danielle Forer; sister-in-law, Julia Sjoerdsma; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Esther and Henry Mackus, Mildred and Preston Myers, Bernice and George Spaman, Roger Northouse, Kenneth and Matilda Northouse; brothers and sisters-in-law, Edith and Ben Staal, Herman and Inez VandeBunte, Clyde and Eva VandeBunte, Ella and Melvin Hoezee, Sadie and Ken Moored, Janet and Bill Zagers, Annette and Vernon Hoezee. Funeral services for William will be held on Monday, July 15, at 11:00 A.M. at VanderLaan Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Huisman officiating. Interment Georgetown Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at VanderLaan Funeral Home on Sunday, July 14, from 2 to 5 P.M. and on Monday from 10 to 11 A.M. Memorial contributions may be made to Spectrum Hospice, Hudsonville Christian School, or Unity Christian High School. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” Abraham Lincoln Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of William Northouse April 15 1928 July 8 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Hudsonville, state: Michigan