Holt, Michigan.

Age 67, passed away October 27, 2016. He was born in Lansing, Michigan on December 20, 1948 son of U. Dale and Ruth (Lane) Wardwell.

Bill received his Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University and his Master’s Degree from Western Michigan University and retired from MSU Police Department following 42 years of loyal service.

Bill enjoyed traveling but first and foremost in his life was his family, especially his grandchildren whom he adored. Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Nancy Wardwell; three children, Matthew (Kathryn) Wardwell, Tammi Wardwell, and Kelly (Matthew) Moyer; five grandchildren, Jonathan, Maranda, and William “Dale” Wardwell, and Delaney and Lleyton Moyer; mother, Ruth Wardwell; sister, Diane (Charlie) Dittenber; sisters-in-law, Marilu (Michael) Anglebrandt and Judy Ostrander; nephews, Chuck and Mike Dittenber along with niece, Treena Carpenter. He was preceded in death by his father, U. Dale Wardwell.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at First Presbyterian Church of Holt, 2021 N. Aurelius Rd. Interment will follow at Maple Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel on Monday, October 31, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Hundred Club of Greater Lansing to help family members of fallen police and firefighters in the Lansing area or a charity of one’s choice.


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15 Messages to “William Thaddeus Wardwell”

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    Gary Beaudoin and Jane Hopkins Beaudoin Says:

    Gary and I are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. We enjoyed seeing him on duty at MSU games for many years. He was a wonderful man who lived great values and served others. He has left the legacy of his impact on MSU students, and more importantly, his wonderful family. Our thoughts are with you, Nancy and kids.

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    Kathy Broker Says:

    My deepest condolences to Nancy and family. Just know when we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. May you take comfort in knowing that you have an angel to watch over you now. Bill will be missed in the hearts of everyone he has ever known.

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    Sue Smeltzer Says:

    I am so sorry to see this Nancy and family. Our sincere sympathies are with you and the family. May god help you through these difficult times. I remember the good times we had when you lived across the street. God bless you, Sue and Bruce

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    Christine Whipple Hnatiw Says:

    May you find comfort and strength together remembering the wonderful man Bill was to everyone in his large circle of family and friends.

    A Face Among The Stars ….. © Rebecca Ginns-Published June 2011

    I looked for you this morning,
    I looked for you last night,
    I looked for you everywhere,
    But you were not in sight.
    I looked up to the night sky above,
    And saw your face in the stars.
    It was then I realized,
    You’re not here anymore
    But you’ll always be with me…..
    You will always be in my heart.
    Life is something all of us must borrow
    Returning it in time, to whence it came.
    Good-bye doesn’t mean you’re gone,
    So long as I still love you,
    Your memory will live on.

    Source: http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/a-face-among-the-stars

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    Cheryle Lynch Bartynski Says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed along with that great smile.

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