William M. “Bill” Bischoff

Age 83, passed away May 1, 2019, in Lansing. He was born September 23, 1935, in Hudsonville, MI, to the late Maynard and Adeline Bischoff.

Bill was a graduate of Lansing Eastern High School.  He attended Taft Junior College in California and earned a business degree. For 32 years he was part owner of B&W Supply and Fisherman’s Corner in Lansing. Bill then worked for 20 years at Estes-Leadley Funeral Home, and was District Regional Sales Manager for Service Corporation International.  He enjoyed spending time with his family hunting and fishing in Rockford and Cedarville, MI.  Bill was a volunteer for the Tri-County office on Aging, delivering Meals On Wheels.

Bill is survived by Marilyn Bischoff, his wife of 61 years; their sons: Scott (Maria Capra) Bischoff, and Brian Bischoff; grandson Mark Bischoff, and his brother James (Doris) Bischoff.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 6, 2019, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.  Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, May 5. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Tri-County Office on Aging, 5303 S. Cedar St., Lansing MI 48911, or Hospice House of Mid-Michigan, 1210 W. Saginaw St., Lansing MI 48915.

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Rick Bischoff
May 1, 2019 at 7:39 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will miss Bill greatly..

Harvey & Gail Westmaas
May 1, 2019 at 8:34 pm

In our thoughts and prayers. What a great guy Bill was. We enjoyed our times together. Will miss my popcorn buddy.

Gary Weber
May 2, 2019 at 7:52 am

Bill is the definition of a Gentleman!
He would always take the time to stop and chat, always an upbeat personality.
May the family be comforted knowing that he is now in gods arms.

Donald and Jeanette Ristow
May 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm

We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our friend and outstanding citizen – Bill Bischoff…..As a former associate of the Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, this author had the privilege of working with Bill, both within the funeral home and throughout the community on various community relations endeavors. And a privilege it was, for Bill was a true gentleman, extremely knowledgeable in areas of consumer law, insurance and practices as they relate to serving families in the funeral business. We are reminded of his always kind, gentle, and generous demeanor. Prior to our relocation to Florida, my wife and I followed Bill’s wise tutelages and belief in one’s financial well-being by attending to our own needs when we too will receive the call home. Today, we continue to be thankful for Bill’s wisdom. No doubt one of many such stories attributable to William M. “Bill” Bischoff. Thank you, Bill……

To Bill’s wonderful wife, Marilyn, sons, Scott and Brian, brother James and grandson Mark, may we extend our deepest and sincerest sympathy for each of you and your loved ones in your time of bereavement.

The Ristows

Donald and Jeanette
PO Box 2110756, Lakewood Ranch FL 34211

A. David Brayton
May 3, 2019 at 6:27 pm

My thoughts are with the family. I was in class of ’53 as Bill and Marilyn were.

Jim Bauschke
May 15, 2019 at 10:59 am

Bill was a friend of mine during my career with Batesville. He was a pleasure to know. Always positive, caring, helpful, willing, and happy. I am glad I knew Bill, will certainly miss him and will treasure my memories of him at Estes-Leadley.

Jodi "Wright" Clock
May 20, 2019 at 4:39 pm

Bill became a great friend, mentor and colleague of mine while I worked at Forethought. He was always optimistic, had a good joke, and loved what he did. He used to make me laugh. He was before his time with pre-planning. He left a great footprint and touched many people. I’m glad I knew him.


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