William L. McQuern

July 28, 2015

William L. McQuern, 89, a long-time Clinton County resident, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Wesley Manor in Frankfort.

He was born March 3, 1926 in Clinton County, to Royal E and Mary (Smith) McQuern. He married Miriam L. Pendry on May 11, 1947 in Colfax and she preceded him in death on Feb. 21, 2015.

Bill attended Colfax High School and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944. After serving in the Navy, Bill returned home, married Miriam, and began farming west of Manson. After retiring in 1984, he and Miriam moved to North Fort Myers, Fla., where he helped Paddock Brothers build Raintree RV Park. Several years later they moved to Bonita Springs, Fla., where he was maintenance supervisor at the Beach & Tennis condominiums on Bonita Beach. He was also maintenance supervisor at the Hickory Shores condos on Bonita Beach. He later worked at Albertson Grocery in Bonita Springs before moving back to Frankfort in 2007 to be with family. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, gardening and traveling with Miriam in their motor home. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Visitation and Services

Friends may visit from 6-8 p.m. on August 10, 2015 at Goodwin Funeral Home. No public services are planned. Family burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park in Frankfort. Barbara Kinsler will officiate. Memorial donations may be made to the Great Lake Hospice

Survived by:

He is survived by two sons: Terry R. (Linda) McQuern of Frankfort and James A (Teresa) McQuern of Justin, Texas; a daughter: Carol Jo (Gordy) Barnett of Frankfort; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by granddaughter, Jamie McQuern (5 months), a brother, Marvin McQuern and sister Margaret Forney.


Leave your Condolences

8 Condolences for “William L. McQuern”

  1. Mark and Jill Charles August 2, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Sorry to hear of your loss. All of your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Janet Gish(Warren) August 2, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Terry & Family Sorry to hear of your dads passing

  3. Carol Wainscott August 2, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Carol Jo, so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Bob and Merie Sharp August 2, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    So sorry for your loss. We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Barbara Smith & Tina Montgomery August 2, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Terry, Carol Jo and Jim,
    So sorry to hear about your Dad. The family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Jon and Barb Paddack August 3, 2015 at 8:34 am

    We are so sad to hear of your loss, we thought the world of Bill and Miriam. They were so sweet and kindhearted. I still enjoy the chives and hostas he gave me a start of when he they lived at the apartments.
    Barb & Jon

  7. Christy Huddleston Eitnier August 11, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    Terry, Carol Jo and Jimmy,

    Mom (Betty Huddleston) and I send our sympathies on the passing of Bill. We are very sorry that we missed the visitation. Peace be with all of you.


  8. Mike & Patty Deford August 13, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Enjoy visiting with your Dad, will miss my hugs. Now he’s happy, cause he’s back with Mariam. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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