William E. “Bill” Henderson

Age 88, passed away September 10, 2023.  He was born September 24, 1934, in Lansing, to William and Erma Henderson.  Bill graduated from J.W. Sexton High School in 1952, and began working at Oldsmobile, retiring in 1987.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 – 1956.  Bill loved chihuahuas and wintering with his wife in Florida.  He was very creative and was able to design and build nearly anything.

He leaves behind his wife of 62 years, Cordella; daughters, Charlene Burk and Sharon (David) Slack; grandchildren, Kaitlyn (Joshua) Leventhal and Sarah (Sam) Smith as well as a great-grandchild on the way.  He is also survived by his sister, Janet Bishop and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Bill’s family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 13, 2023.  A graveside service will take place in Mt. Hope Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. Thursday.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Capital Area Humane Society in memory of William Henderson.

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Angela Ngo Phenicie
September 12, 2023 at 12:08 pm


I am so sorry for your loss, I have been in your place. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

Verna Shinaver
September 12, 2023 at 12:13 pm

My deepest condolences on the loss of your Dad! My heart goes out to you and your family. You’re in my thoughts and prayers!! Just know that I’m thinking of you during this difficult time. Sending love!

Sharon Suska
September 12, 2023 at 1:27 pm

Sharon, Dave, Kaitlyn, Sarah and families

I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your father, father in law and Gpa. My condolences to all of you in the days ahead. Keep those wonderful memories of him with you always.

Janet Bishop
September 12, 2023 at 4:08 pm

Growing up I was proud to have Bill as my brother. He was not only smart and creative but talented in so many ways. He will be missed by all the people he touched with his love and friendship.

Sandy Pratt
September 12, 2023 at 4:28 pm

So sorry to hear about your Dad. It’s never easy to lose a parent… my deepest sympathy

Sandy Pratt

Olivia Cole
September 12, 2023 at 8:38 pm

My heart breaks for you. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Dawn Binning
September 13, 2023 at 1:38 pm

I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. From the talks we’ve had over the years of our families, your Dad was truly a wonderful man. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.


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