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Delton, MI 49046
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Willis E. "Bill"

May 25, 1934 – August 28, 2018

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"So very sorry for your loss Maggie and family. Bill was a great guy.I know you have made some great memories together. "
— Vicky and Jerry Morse
"Our hearts go out to you all. I'm so glad we got to see him last year. "
— Sharon (Aukerman) and Brian Longjohn
"You will be greatly missed Grandpa. "
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Obituary for Willis E. "Bill" Aukerman

Willis (Bill) Aukerman
Bill has left this earth on August 28, 2018 for Heaven. Bill was born May 25, 1934 in Cooper Township, the son of Millard Fillmore and Lucille (Cerejewski) Aukerman. During his time on earth, Bill has been a dairy farmer, served his country in the United States Navy for four years, was the CEO of Prairieville Old Fashioned Farm Days, established and directed the Michigan Farmers Hall of Fame, and served on multiple committees.Some of his greatest accomplishments include: restoring the Old Gospel Church on Milo Road and building all the structures at Prairieville farm days. Whenever he had a moment, you could find him in his chair whittling away at cars, trucks, trains, tractors, and life size figures. On October 21, 1956, Bill married the love of his life; the former Marguerite “Maggie” Louise Harris who survives. Bill is also survived by their children: Deb (Gary) Smith, John (Janiece) Aukerman, and Cyndi (Maury) Geiger, a brother: Don (Reva) Aukerman, a sister: Judy (Les) Winters, nine grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and one sister. Bill’s family will receive friends Friday, 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Williams-Gores Funeral Home, Delton. Bill’s funeral service will be conducted Saturday, September 1, 2018, 11:00 AM at Revive Bible Church, 12711 M-43, Delton, Pastors Bernard Blair and David Dickerson, officiating. Burial will take place in Prairieville Cemetery. Following the burial, a light luncheon will be served at the church. Memorial contributions to Old Gospel Church will be appreciated. Please visit to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Bill's family.

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When Friday, August 31st, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Williams-Gores Funeral Home
Delton, MI 49046

Service Information

Saturday, September 1st, 2018 11:00am
Pastor Bernard Blair
Pastor David Dickerson
Revive Bible Church
12711 S M-43 Highway
Delton, MI 49046

Interment Information

Prairieville Cemetery
10115 S Norris Rd
Delton, MI 49046

Reception Information

Revive Bible Church
12711 S M-43 Highway
Delton, MI 49046