Bill grew up and attended Grandville High School as well as Ferris and Davenport Colleges.
He married his high school sweetheart, Sharon Osterink, in 1967 and together have three children, Traci, Brenda and Dennis, eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild and another due in 2016.
Attends Second Reformed Church in Grand Haven and over 26 years has served as both Deacon and Elder.
Bill worked in sales for Oven Fresh Bakery for 29 years and then managed Save-A-Lot food stores for 13 years, before retiring in 2014.
Bill is a volunteer for the Salvation Army of Grand Haven and enjoys bowling, golfing and rooting for the University of Michigan and the Detroit Tigers, Pistons, Lions and Red Wings sport teams.
His duties with Klaassen Family Funeral Home are assisting with visitations and funerals.