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William J. Amrhein
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Obituary for William J. Amrhein

William J. Amrhein, age 94, passed away October 30, 2017. He was born August 10, 1923 in Livonia, Michigan, son of the late Roy and Evelyn Amrhein. Bill was a graduate of South Lyon High School, class of 1940. He was a proud veteran serving in the 8th Air Force during WWII. He was a member of the South Lyon VFW Post 1224 (2502) and the Brighton American Legion Post 235. Bill retired from the G.M. Proving Grounds after 31 years of dedicated employment. He is survived by his loving children and blended family: John (Julie) Amrhein, Diane Wynings, Thomas (Debbie) Amrhein, and Terry (Jim) Isanhart, Lou Ann (Paul Stuhmer) Donner, Rita (Larry) Treece, Robert (Teri) Donner; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Betty; his son-in-law, Bud Wynings; and his sister, Patricia Mecklenburg. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 1 from 4:00PM-8:00PM with a funeral service being held on Thursday, November 2 at 11:00AM at PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME, 122 W. Lake St., South Lyon. William will be laid to rest beside his wife in South Lyon Cemetery. Donations may be made to the American Spirit Center, Yankee Air Museum or South Lyon VFW Post 1224.

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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Phillips Funeral Home

122 West Lake Street (Ten Mile Road)
South Lyon, MI 48178





10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Phillips Funeral Home

122 West Lake Street (Ten Mile Road)
South Lyon, MI 48178

Funeral Ceremony




11:00 AM
Phillips Funeral Home

122 West Lake Street (Ten Mile Road)
South Lyon, MI 48178

Cemetery Details


South Lyon Cemetery

479 Stryker Street
South Lyon, Michigan 48178

Memorial Contribution

American Spirit Center

10590 E Grand River Avenue
Brighton, MI 48116

Yankee Air Force, Inc.

47884 D St.
Belleville, MI 48111-1126

South Lyon VFW Post 1224

125 E McHattie Street
South Lyon, MI

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