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William "Bill" Ernst

November 1, 1949 - August 18, 2021
Grand Rapids, MI


Life Story / Obituary


William "Bill" Ernst, age 71 of Grand Rapids, passed away August 18, 2021 after an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Bethel (Hendrick) Ernst. Bill is survived by his sister and brother-in-law Jan and Max Shangle, niece Hope Shangle; and his dear friend and love, Susan Ernst. Bill’s humor, intelligence, and light will be missed by many. As Bill often said: “Time passes like sparks off flint.” At his request, no service will be held. You may share a favorite memory or photo, or sign his guestbook at www.heritagelifestory.com