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.