- 70 years old
- Date of birth: Apr 24, 1943
- Date of passing: Jan 19, 2014
|Let the memory of William be with us forever|
In memory of our loved one, William Lane, 70 years of age, who was born on April 24, 1943, and passed on January 19, 2014. We will remember him forever as a beloved husband to Margaret, father of four children, father-in-law, papa to eight grandchildren, brother to Judy, brother-in-law to Herbert, uncle, cousin, and friend to many. He will be missed, and his memory will be with those who loved him forever, including family and friends.
He was a soft spoken, caring man, who had a passion for sports and his four legged friends. He served honorably in the U.S. Army for 3 years, and was also a dedicated employee at Ford Motor Company for 35. We will always love him, as he will remain in our hearts forever.
Please feel free to add any comments, stories or pictures that you wish to celebrate William's memory.
Donations in William's name can be made to the Golden Retriever Rescue fund of Mid Florida at GRRMF.Org
"Bill we think of you often and very lovingly, as we think of you and Margaret always together and happy.
Good or great people are never forgotten.
We were blessed to have you and Margaret as friends."
"I miss you every day, Dad. I listened to the Birthday message you left me 2 days before you passed, and cried hearing your voice. Love and miss you.... Nancy"
"I can't believe it's been 2 years. Love and miss you so much Dad."
"Bill when you left this world....not only did you leave huge void for all your family members, but, also for those of us, that were blessed to be your FRIENDS.
You are thought of often and very lovingly, you were a very good man and a good example for young people to follow your ways.
And always a FRIEND...miss you friend"
"I've thought a lot about our life these past 2 years since you've been gone. We had the best times together and I miss you so much. I loved you then and I always will. Until we are back together again, you are always in my heart..."
"Happy 52nd Anniversary Bill! I so wish we could talk...I have so many things that I still need to say. I love you and feel that you are so close on our special day. Until we are together again in the next dimension, I keep you in my heart."
"Happy Birthday Papa Bill. May you continue to shine down on your family and Grandma Margaret to provide her strength."
"I know you continue to shine down on your family and on this one year anniversary we honor what you represented and thank you for bringing a special daughter to me. We also wish Mom Lane peace, comfort, and strength as each day passes. I also continue to enjoy looking at cards with you!!"
"I can't believe it has been a year since you passed. There have been many ups and downs, but your memory lives strong in my heart.
I listen to the message saved on my phone often. I love hearing your voice. I love and miss you. Love, Nancy"
"It's hard to believe a year has passed since you have been gone. I don't cry as much for myself. I'm happy in remembering the good things we shared in the 53 years since we met....and there were many! Four beautiful kids top our accomplishments together as soul mates. I need one of your hugs. Love and miss you!"
"It's so hard to believe that you have been gone 6 months. This isn't the way it was supposed to end. We planned to be a team to the finish and go together. My heart aches for you. You were my life and I will love you until we are together once again..."
"Very sad and missing you today on this Fourth of July. I put your Flags out front and will watch Yankee Doodle Dandy and A Capitol 4th as you always did. You got the kids a new Flag to wave at the Wyandotte Parade every year. There were people as patriotic as you, I'm sure, but none more than you! You left me so many great memories."
"Happy Father's Day Dad. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. Love and miss you very much! Still waiting on that Tim's! : )"
"I've thanked you for your service many times but this time it's with sadness and missing you that I remember the years you spent in service of the country. I can't think of anything that we left unsaid to each other but I would so love to just talk with you one more time. Love you so much..."
"Happy Birthday, Uncle Bill."
"Happy Birthday Babe.....will celebrate as we have in Florida with Marg at your favorite pizza place. ;-) I know this will surprise you (LOL) but I don't have the words to tell you how much I love you. Miss you so..."
"Happy Birthday Dad. Miss & love you so much!!"
"Hope you had a great Saint Patricks Day. It was always one of your favorite celebration times. A good friend and Flat Rock neighbor was having a Green Beer in your memory yesterday. I know you liked that. You loved listening to our CDs of Irish songs over and over every year. I haven't been able to do that yet, but I will, and it will bring me close to you! Your favorite was Danny Boy....such a beautiful, sad song. It turned out to be so true. But you also liked When Irish Eyes Are Smiling...and you surely did steal my heart away! Love you so..."
"It has been one month today without you, dad. I remember the good times, and miss you so much. I finally replayed the message you and mom left for me on my birthday. It brought tears of joy, and tears of sadness. I love and miss you very much."
"My DEAR FRIEND BILL, it is with a heavy, sad heart that I finally have the courage to write.It feels as if it was only a while ago that you, Margaret and Jim and I met. It also feels like writing this will mean you are really gone .... gone too early! You are one of the BEST human beings I have ever known Bill and you will forever leave a void in my heart that only YOU could fill. You didn't keep your promise that I could be the first one to go, and I told you I wouldn't be good if I had to watch any of the three of you go first. I know you are smiling down from heaven saying "I never said that Judi, you said you needed to be the first one to go". Even now you bring a smile to my face thinking about that conversation we had so many times.I can't believe that you will not be joined to Margaret at the hip like you have the 23yrs I've known you.You were a big man with an even bigger heart and smile!!It brings tears to my eyes every time I think about you being gone ... you brought smiles and laughter to everyone you were around and now we will all miss that personality that made you such a great friend.The memories we have from all our times together we will CHERISH until we see each other again, and your passing will never take those away.I know the Lord was waiting with open arms at the Gates of Heaven to welcome you home and say "WELCOME HOME GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT". You didn't just talk the talk YOU walked the walk, and set a high example for all who knew you. You were a great husband, father, grandfather, and friend to so many people. All of our hearts are missing a piece we will never be able to fill.We do have all our memories and pictures that will always keep you alive in our hearts. I truly miss you Dear Friend and hope you will be there to open the Gates for me. In the meantime I expect you will be putting in a Good Word with the LORD for me, since you didn't keep your promise. Just tell the Lord how you put up with me all those years and it will get you an extra jewel in your crown up there in heaven, (smile) ... With much love Bill, I will truly miss you, Judi"
"BILL YOU WILL BE REMEMBERED
I WAS SUPPOSED TO BE FIRST"
"Dear Papa Bill,
It feels like it wasn't too long ago that I saw you down at my soccer game at University of South Florida. I know how much of a Michigan fan you were and I am so happy that you got to see me in that Maize jersey representing the Block M. I know how proud of me you were. It meant so much to me having you and grandma at that game. Even though we didn't get to see each other all that much because we lived so far away from each other, I still love you so much more than you will ever know! I know that you are going to be watching over me and our family at all times and I know that that Michigan basketball win over MSU was a way of telling me and the rest of our family that everything is going to be okay. I will forever miss you Papa Bill and I love you so much!!!
"When Mary and I lived in Olathe, KS we were in the Detroit area
visiting friends and relatives Margaret and Bill invited us for a
barbecue at their home in Flat Rock, MI. Bill did all the barbecuing
and Margaret did the goodies that go along with the barbecue.
This is how I remember Bill, and, of course, our get-to-gathers for
breakfasts after Bill and Margaret moved to Florida from Las Vegas
May God Bless Your Soul."
"Love and miss you Papa!"
"For My Grandpa by Llona Blake
© Ilona Blake
"I know we are all feeling a little bit sad,
That we've lost our Papa, our friend and our dad
Together we have cried an ocean of tears
As we feel so empty and hold many fears
But Papa would want us to know he's in a good place
And that he watching us all with a smile on his face
As we have made him so proud, as proud as can be
That he has raised such a beautiful and special family
Thinking back now I really must say
I feel lucky and privileged to have known Papa to this day
For in my life, you have played a special part
The memories I will treasure and keep close to your heart
To each one of us he has loved and cared
And a family, be thankful for the good times we shared
Although he has gone we will always be together
And his spirit will live on each one of us forever
When you look to the sky, look for the brightest star
As that will be Papa looking down on us from afar
And now I would like to thank the good Lord above
For blessing us with our Papa with his kindness and love
Dear God, if it is not too much fuss
Take extra special care of our Papa as he is very dear to us
Papa if you are listening say a prayer for us every day
Be sure to protect us and guide us on our way
We know when God called you, you had to go
But we want you to know Papa we miss you and love you so""
"To my father in law, a great person, who went with the flow, had a caring heart, and enjoyed the simple things in life. I loved talking sports and talking about the next hot sports card! I thank you for having a great daughter, Nancy who I love very much. I will miss you!"
""God bless you, Uncle Bill""
"Linda this is beautiful! You and your family are in my prayers. God Bless!"
"Love you Papa Bill!! You will be missed greatly and I will never forget the memories we have!"
"Bill: As I remember thoughts of you as we were growing up, I think of how Mom and I were so very cautious when we did your laundry as we never knew what sort of critter would be in your pockets, after your adventurous trips to the Ecorse Creek. Our sibling "feuds", I look back on with fondness! You were always fun to watch with your dogs, Blackie and Prince. You were also the Best Man at my wedding and the God-father to my first born son, Jeff. You were always there for me whenever I needed you. I appreciate all you have done for me over the years. Thanks for the great Las Vegas trip and tour, especially Red Rock Canyon and the Valley of Fire. You will always be missed. So Long, UNTILL....."
"You will be forever missed and always in our hearts.
Not a day will go by where I won't think about you.
I love you papa."
"Rest in peace, Bill! We will try to take good care of Margaret and Molly for you!"
"I will never be able to watch a Tiger game that doesn't take me back to my first trip to Tiger Stadium was with you. My memories of you are very special and blessed. You will be missed greatly."
"Bill, We will miss you greatly. I remember you coming home from the hospital all those yrs. ago, and thru all the yrs. , we have kept in touch. I am so glad you had Margaret and the kids. They were a joy to you. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family forever."
"I love you Dad and miss you very much."
"On those few occassions where we have been able to enjoy your company, your friendship, your family and your own quiet manner, Laurie and I have greatly appreciated the opporrtunity to have met you and shared your many stories. To the entire family, we are deeply sorry for your loss and hope that in this time you will be able to "live" Bill in your hearts as the life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living. Bill was a wonderful man and we feel privileged to have met him."
"I love you, Dad, and I will miss you every day."
"Our journey started over 50 years ago when I first met you. I couldn't have known what a special love we would find for each other. We were a team until the final second.
I miss you, I will love you always..... my husband my love."
"You were the BEST Dad anyone could ever ask for. I love you and I can't wait until we meet again!"
"Love you Bill you will be missed"
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