VanRoekel, William J 10/14/1967 - 6/6/2019 Grand Rapids MI Bill passed away
unexpectedly on Thursday, June 6th, in Grand Rapids MI at the age of 51.
He was born on October 14, 1967 in Orange City IA as the fourth of six children
born to William and Elbertha VanRoekel.
He spent most of his life on the West side of Grand Rapids known to most as
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Elbertha VanRoekel, his
partner of over 10 years, Connie Smith, and his sister-in-law Miles VanRoekel.
He is survived by his children, Jessica Van Roekel, Jake VanRoekel and Breana
His four grandchildren Jayden, Ana, Evan, and Solomon.
The mothers of his children, Denise Elliott and Christina VanCamp.
His five siblings, Ron VanRoekel, Darlene (Greg) Barrett, Laurie (Reinhard)
Petermeier, Jerry (Heather) VanRoekel, Kathy (Bill) King, and many nieces and
Per Bill's wishes he will be cremated and a small family gathering will take place
at a later date.
Published in Grand Rapids Press from June 9 to June 13, 2019