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Obituary for William Arnold Doornhaag

William Arnold Doornhaag, age 79 of Delton, passed away on March 2, 2023, just two years and one day after his loving wife, Laura. Bill was born on November 17, 1943 in West Branch, MI to Arnold and Mable (Larsen) Doornhaag. He lived in Kalamazoo for most of his life until moving to Delton over 30 years ago. He proudly served his country in the US Navy and then went on to work as an electrician until his retirement. In his spare time, Bill could be found out on the golf course or on his pontoon on Wilkinson Lake (where, after many boat rides and swims around the lake, roughly 20 pairs of his glasses now reside). He enjoyed weekly poker games with his longtime friends from school, meeting his siblings at the VFW for Sunday breakfasts, and playing a competitive game of Pepper. Bill was also an avid reader and enjoyed sitting down to read an adventure novel from Clive Cussler, among others. Bill will be dearly missed by his siblings: Dan (Dawn) Doornhaag, Jackie Doornhaag, Joni Mowry; nieces and nephews: Dan (Jessica), Sally (Justin), Megan, Matt, Cheri (Steve); great nieces and nephews: Danny, Lake, Rymer, Soren, Josh, Jeremy; brother-in-law, Paul Harrison. He was preceded in death by his dear wife of nearly 33 years, Laura; parents; sister, Sandy Harrison. A graveside service will be held for Bill at the Yankee Springs Cemetery on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 11:00 AM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society in your area. Please visit to share a memory or leave a condolence message for Bill’s family.