He was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law Virginia and Richard Pifer, brother-in-law Harold Altstaetter, and son-in-law Jeffery Odle. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Gloria Appleton (Cole); son, Jeffrey (Barbara) Appleton of Metamora, MI; daughters, Rebecca Odle (Richard Solomon) of East Lansing and Jennifer (Michael) Mitchner of Webberville, MI; sister, Margaret Altstaetter of Green Valley, AZ; grandchildren, Courtney Appleton (Christopher Bifulco), Ashley Appleton, Samantha (Travis) Muti, Lindsey Odle (Tim Sorenson), Eric (Lorissa) Odle, Brian Odle, Anthony Mitchner, Lauren (Trhile) Brown, Rachel Mitchner, Anna Solomon; and 12, soon to be 14, great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Bill’s life will take place Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from 3-7 p.m. at Guerrazzi’s Restaurant, 15643 N. East St (Old US-27), Lansing, MI 48906. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice in Bill’s name. Arrangements by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.