William “Bill” Harold LeForce

William “Bill” Harold LeForce was the 11th of 12 children born to Ora B. & Alma Elnora (Cox) LeForce. 10 of the children were born on the family farm near Centralia. The last 2, including Bill, were born in a hospital at Vinita, Craig, OK.

Upon leaving school he worked various jobs before landing a position in a meat packing company. He worked for meat packing companies in OK, MN & MI ’til he was forced to retire from Dean Foods in MI due to health problems.

He was first married to Marilyn King but they were young & it was brief. Next he married Mary Frances (Jones) Henderson who had two kids
from previous relationships. They were the parents of Dawn Michelle & Ronald William LeForce Sr. After their divorce he married Carol who had a son from a previous relationship. After their divorce he married Margie. And after their divorce he married Virginia “Ginny” (Finley) Grenz who had a step-daughter from a previous relationship.

When Bill wasn’t working he loved to go out for coffee, hang out with friends & tell jokes. He also loved traveling to OK for family reunions & visits with his sister Violet “Vi”.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings Laverne, Maxine, Juanita, Earl Leroy “Roy”, Eldon Donald “Don”, Betty, Kathryn, John Alvin, Grace & Samuel Ray; his ex-wife Mary Thompson; a few nieces & nephews & his beloved dog King. He was survived by his wife Ginny; his daughter Dawn; his son Ronald; his grandchildren Jennifer, Chrissy, Ronald Jr & Jacob; his great grandchildren Danielle Ann & Abigail Marie Pease; his sister Vi & several nieces & nephews.

Visitation: Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 10:30 am – 12:00pm Woodgrove Brethren Christian Parish 4887 Coats Grove Rd. Hastings, MI 49058
Pastor Randall Bertrand, officiating

Funeral Service: Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 12:00 pm Woodgrove Brethren Christian Parish.  Luncheon to Follow.

For any relatives unable to make the trip to Michigan, Bill’s sister Vi will be having a memorial service at her house on Sat. at 1.


Both of my parents loved Elvis.  Dad’s sister Vi would send us tapes of his gospel songs.  Although I’m not at all religious these songs still somehow grew on me.  Thanks to whoever uploaded these to YouTube.


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