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William "Bill" J. Splan

June 7, 1928 ~ November 23, 2022 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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William "Bill" Splan Obituary

William J. Splan, age 94 of Janesville died Wednesday November 23, 2022, at Agrace Hospice in Janesville. He was born June 7, 1928, to the late Tanjore Splan and Veronica Maki (Cadreau) in St. Ignace, MI. Bill married Alice Moody on December 31, 1947, in Camden, Georgia. He enlisted into the U.S. Navy in 1947 and served his Country until his honorable discharge in 1949. Bill worked at GM in Janesville as a Journeyman Millwright for many years until his retirement in 2000 at the age of 72. Bill was a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and of the UAW Local 95. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons and grandsons. Bill was also an avid gardener and crossword aficionado. He will be remembered for having a long and loving marriage of 74 years to his “bride” Alice Mae. Together they built a strong, large, loving family.

Bill is survived by his wife, Alice Splan; four of his children, Ronald (Joyce) Splan of Beloit, WI, Carolyn (David) Cohen of West Bloomfield, MI, Michael (Kelly Reed) Splan of Kansas City, KS and John Splan of Belvidere, IL; his brother Erland Splan of Waterford, MI; ten grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his two brothers Tanjore Splan & Ronald Splan, and his two sons, Tanjore Splan & William Joseph Splan Jr.

Per Bill's wishes, a memorial service for the family will be scheduled in the spring of 2023. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made to Agrace Hospice,

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