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William 'Bill' J. Waghorne

Died: Friday, September 19, 2008
Age: 92
William “Bill’’ J. Waghorne, 92, of Lapeer (wintered in Arizona), passed away Friday, September 19, 2008.

He was born March 3, 1916 in Flint the son of James Reginald and Susan (Huck) Waghorne.

He married Erna Margaret Nielsen August 2, 1940 in Imlay City.

Mr. Waghorne worked in the accounting department at the former Lapeer State Home, retiring after many years. He enjoyed farming most of his life, specifically Wag’s Poultry Farm farm - eggs, for many years. He was an avid golfer, tennis player, skier, baseball and many other sports. He was a lifetime Lapeer Lions Club member.

He is survived by his children, William C. (Joanne) Waghorne, Sr. of Lapeer, Pat (Bob) Maxwell of Owosso, Connie (George) Dale of St. Clair Shores, Kris Powell of Vanderbilt; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson; sisters, Gene Holt of Maryland, Betty Beaty of Dearborn, Peg Hengesbaugh of Allen Park, and Dorothy (George) Lahey of Maryland; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Erna Waghorne (2003); son, Frederick James Waghorne; his parents; and siblings, May Haw and Bob Waghorne.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 23 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. Burial took place in Attica Township Cemetery, Attica.

Memorials may be made to Leader Dogs for the Blind or In-House Hospice Solutions.
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