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William Glenn Machan

January 30, 1942 July 2, 2018
William Glenn Machan
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Obituary for William Glenn Machan

William Glenn Machan age 76 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away early Monday morning, July 2, 2018 at his home.
He was born January 30, 1942 in Sturgis, Michigan son of the late C. Glenn and Phyllis (French) Machan.
Bill was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1960. Following his graduation he had been employed by Sturgis Electric Motor and installed and removed lake docks.
In 1962 he married J. Dale Tibbots. In later years the couple divorced.
Bill had a love and passion for boats that began when he was just a teen when he built a hydroplane. He followed his passion to New Buffalo where he took a job with Oselka Marina and also did some work on his own. In 1978 he made a move to San Diego, California to work at Mission Bay Marina. He later established his own business as a ship carpenter doing custom woodworking on boats and yachts and lived on his sail boat. He returned to Sturgis in 1994 and retired from Parma Tube.
Bill loved most anything involving water, especially fishing and boating. He was a talented wood carver and family was always very special to him.
He is survived by one son: Nicholas W. Machan of Kalamazoo; three sisters: Margaret Adams of New Carlisle, Indiana, Judith (Duane) Hollister of Niles and Jean (Frank) Kulpinski of Sturgis; sister-in-law: Lori McClish of Sturgis and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and sister-in-law: James and Paula Machan and Richard “Rick” Machan and brother-in-law: Douglas Adams.
A graveside service and burial will take place at 1:00 P.M. Friday at Sturgis Memorial Gardens in Sturgis.
The Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331 is entrusted with the arrangements.
Memorial donations would be appreciated to the funeral home to help with expenses.
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Sturgis Memorial Gardens

27751 Fawn River Road
Sturgis, Michigan 49091

Sturgis Memorial Gardens
27751 Fawn River Road Sturgis 49091 Michigan
United States

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27751 Fawn River Road
Sturgis, Michigan 49091

27751 Fawn River Road Sturgis 49091 Michigan
United States

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