William J. Mervau

January 15, 1940 ~
November 25, 2021

William J. Mervau, age 81, of Caledonia was taken to his heavenly home on Thursday, November 25, 2021. He was preceded in death by his siblings. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 61 years, Deanna; his children, Deborah (Steve) Scheidel, Kimberly (Bill) Westra, Michael (Michele) Mervau; grandchildren, Heather, Christopher, Ashley, Shelby, Allison, Peter, Reese; and two great grandchildren. Bill was a proud veteran of the National Guard. He also proudly served the Caledonia Fire Department for over 30 years. He was a loving, caring husband, father and grandfather who put his family first. Bill loved to work in the yard and was very proud of his yard and garden. He was an avid golfer, fisherman, hunter and a founding member of the Caledonia Sportsman’s Club. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 am Thursday, December 2, 2021 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 9669 Kraft SE, Caledonia, with Rev. Michael Cilibraise officiating. Burial St. Mary’s Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm with a Rosary at 7:30 pm at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home, 616 E. Main St. SE, Caledonia. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to West Michigan Humane Society or Holy Family Catholic Church.

Wednesday, December 1
2:00pm - 4:00pm

MKD - Caledonia
616 E. Main St. SE
Caledonia, MI 49316

Phone: (616) 891-8155

Wednesday, December 1
6:00pm - 8:00pm

MKD - Caledonia
616 E. Main St. SE
Caledonia, MI 49316

Phone: (616) 891-8155

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday, December 2

Holy Family Catholic Church
9669 Kraft SE
Caledonia, MI 49316

Leave Your Tribute Message

December 04, 2021 2:20pm
I was so sorry to hear of Bills passing. I will miss our chats and his funny sayings. He was a great guy.

- Tammy Kemp

December 03, 2021 2:10pm
I was truly saddened to hear that your Dad had passed away. I have wonderful memories of our families camping at Lake Cecilia. I hope these memories and the many others that you have will help ease the pain of your loss. Much love, Jenni Ward

- Jenni Ward (McDonald)

November 28, 2021 7:59pm
So enjoyed spending time at the Mervau’s house with Deb. Bill was always kind and wonderful to me. Sending thoughts and prayers for all of you.

- Patti Yonkers Fowle

November 28, 2021 3:46pm
Deanna, Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

- Betty {Swick} Sobel

November 28, 2021 3:25pm
Rest in peace.I learned alot lot from u from when I started @ Grand Rapids in 1976 and @ Alro until U retired Bobby K.


November 28, 2021 3:07pm
I was so sad to see the notice of Bills passing. He was such a funny guy, and will be sorely missed by many.

- Nancy Alberts

November 28, 2021 2:59pm
Deana, Deb, Kim & Mike I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. We had such good times with him in the “old days”. He always gave the best hugs. I know Bill & my husband John are in heaven having a fantastic time. Prayers & hugs Chris Koryto

- Chris Koryto

November 28, 2021 12:04pm
Bill will be MAJORLY missed by us🙏 Our HEARTFELT condolences. LOVE TO THE WHOLE FAMILY. Bill and Cindy Sandy

- Bill & Cindy Sandy

November 28, 2021 11:13am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jeff and Kim Smith

- Kim Smith

November 28, 2021 9:17am
My deepest condolences to Deanna and Bill's whole family. I appreciated Bill's service on the Fire Department during our shared years there, and his friendship. Holding the family in prayer that God's love and peace surround you during this time and beyond. The separation is only for a time.

- Edward L. Passenger

November 28, 2021 5:42am
Dear Deb, Kim and Mike, I am so sorry for the loss of your lovely Dad. He was a guy and I will miss him. Prayers for all of you. Love, Teri

- Teri J DeLeeuw

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