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William Catlin

William G. Catlin, age 91, of Wyoming, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. He battled cancer for the last three months and is now at peace. He was a proud member of the Wyoming Police Department for 33 years and loved spending time as an active member with his friends and family at the Moose Lodge, American Legion, and the Knights of Columbus.  He also proudly served our country in the Army. He will be dearly missed by his loving companion, Dolores; his three children, Mary Kaye Bennett, Thomas “Clancy” and Vicky Catlin, Richard “Casey” and Shelley Catlin; grandchildren, Meg Marie O’Neil, Matthew Bennett, Andrew Catlin, Katie Long, Nicholis Catlin, Ann Merigian Flanagan, Luke Merigian; and 7 great grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am on Saturday, June 8, 2019  at St. John Vianney Church, 4101 Clyde Park SW, Wyoming, with Rev. John Vallier presiding. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Friday from 5-8 pm at Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4031 Clyde Park SW, Wyoming. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions to Kindred Hospice.

  1. What an incredible uncle: crazy fun, lovingly gruff, caring, life of the party/made the party and so much more. You were such a huge factor in our lives, we are so grateful for all you taught us,all your unconditional love, and all the great joyful memories you leave with us. We will all miss you beyond words and love you forever, the Merrick (Waid,Reichlin,Silvis) family.

    - Ray & Micky Waid
  2. I remember Bill from his days on the Wyoming Police force. He and Dad have been lifetime friends and will be missed badly. Bill along with others on the force used to come over to the house to play cards occasionally and me, being a mischievous little kid used to harass the guys…Bill would handcuff me to the table leg to get me to settle down…Every time I sit down to play cards I think of that and still chuckle.

    - Phil Banfill Jr
  3. Dear Clancy, Vicky and Catlin family – We have fond memories of Bill, you and your family. Our hearts are heavy for your loss. We send condolences and prayers. We are out of town and regret not being with you. May the God of all comfort be with you.
    Gordon & Elaine Vandermeulen

  4. I met Uncle Bill once, when I traveled to Michigan with Granny (Marie Fisher). I was pretty young, but he made quite an impression!

    I am so sorry for your loss – please accept my condolences.

    - Kristine Kearney

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