William M. “Bill” Collard
Age 75 of Florence, Wisconsin died December 10, 2016.
Funeral Services will be held at 1pm Saturday December 17, 2016 at Nelson-House Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11am until the time of service.
Bill was born in Owosso, MI, the son of Merle and Margaret (Schlaack) Collard.
He was employed 1965 thru 1982 with General Motors - Buick in Flint, MI; Grede Foundries thru 2008; and as a private foundry consultant thru 2013. Bill was involved in many industry and local associations but is remembered most for his strong character, personality, and knowing the value of work.
Bill leaves his beloved wife, Marcia and his sons, Merle and Mike both of whom reside near Louisville KY. He also leaves siblings, Robert, Bonnie Rogers, David, Margot Rust, Greg, and Rebecca Maybaugh from Owosso, MI. He leaves grandchildren, Trevor Berndt, Rebecca, Alexander, Matthew, Madelyn, Brayden and great-grandchildren, Kennedy Berndt and Sydney Berndt in addition to several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Tom from Owosso, MI.
Condolences may be expressed to the family of Bill Collard online at www.nelson-house.com.