Traverse City Record-Eagle

March 2, 2013

William 'Bill' Titus

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — KALKASKA — William “Bill” Titus, age 75, passed away at his home in Kalkaska on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. He was born on New Year’s Day 1938, in Mackinaw City, to the late John E. and Agnes M. (Frame) Titus.

Bill married the former May L. Rohraff on Dec. 3, 1955, in Garden City. They made their home in Kalkaska, where they raised their four children.

Bill grew up in the area and loved traveling, and camping and fishing with his grandchildren. He was a guitarist and enjoyed country music.

Bill is survived by his devoted wife of 57 years, May; his loving children, Matthew (Connie) Titus, of Gaylord, Cindy Beehler, of Williamsburg, Sandy (Kip) Joslin, of Kalkaska, and Shelly (Tom) Harrison, of Texas; his nine cherished grandchildren, Matt, Erica, Christopher, Jeffrey, Jennifer, Shannon, Stephanie, Michael and Emma; his five precious great-grandchildren, Kijlee, Lilli, Christian, Madalyn and Elia; and his dear brothers and sisters, Marian Rumbell, Cal Titus, Dorothy Minch and Westland Titus.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; and his siblings, Leroy, Robert, Gloria and Karen.

A memorial service for Bill will be held Sunday, March 3, 2013, at noon, with visitation one hour prior, at Wolfe-O’Neill Funeral Home.

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Arrangements were made by Wolfe-O’Neill Funeral Home, our family serving yours.