BEULAH — William J. Harwood, 76, of Beulah, passed away on April 2, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.
William was born on March 1, 1938, to the late William S. and Mildred (Mast) Harwood in the village of Beulah. He married Joan L. (Ackerman) on June 20, 1965.
William is survived by his wife of 48 years, Joan; three siblings, Luella Davis, Sylvia (Robert) Hainstock and James Harwood; two daughters, Cynthia Kochis and Christine (Bill) Williamson; four grandsons, Jeremiah (Ashley) Kochis, Mason (Alyssa) Kochis, Braden Schmidt and Ian Schmidt; two great-grandsons Eli Johnson and Konner Kochis; and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are welcome to celebrate William’s life on Saturday, April 5, at the First Congregational Church of Benzonia, with the Rev. James Harwood officiating. Visitation will be from noon to 2:30 p.m., with the funeral service taking place from 2:30 to 3 p.m., immediately followed by a luncheon.
Arrangements are by Jowett Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Frankfort and Benzonia.