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William "Furgie" Furgason

William Furgason, of Kalamazoo passed away on July 20, 2020 at the age of 87. William was born on February 23, 1933 to Russell and Edith Furgason (Sykes) in Chicago Illinois. Furgie was a man of character and compassion. We were blessed to have him in our lives. He is survived by his wife, three children and their spouses, six grandchildren, family and many dear friends. Cremation has taken place. Due to COVID-19, a celebration of his life will occur at a later date. In lieu of flowers, we ask that a donation be made to the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission or a charity of your choice. While visiting William's webpage at www.avinkcremation.com please sign the guestbook by lighting a candle, and/or sharing a memory with the family. The family is being assisted by the Avink Funeral Home & Cremation Society, 129 S. Grand Schoolcraft, MI 49087 (269-679-5622).

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Bill was a caring, thoughtful and kind father in law and I know he will be sadly missed by everyone! It was so beautiful to watch him and Esther together and I will miss hearing him read the night before Christmas every year xxx

Deborah Jul 25 2020 3:25 AM

I met Bill in 1998 when I bought his 1995 mustang from him. He was such a kind man and had a twinkle in his eye.I always think of him every time I drive his mustang. :blush: Krista Montanye

Krista Montanye Jul 24 2020 9:33 PM

My first memories of Bill was during a Thanksgiving family get together, My female cousins always wanted to bring their boyfriends to meet the Family, especially if things were :serious:. Bill fit right in and learned how to play the Italian card games beloved by my aunts and uncles. The perfect fit in our Family as everybody wanted Bill as their partner. Gonna miss him, but he left great memories.

Fred Fisher Jul 24 2020 6:03 PM

Papa was the kindest man I knew. He loved his family more than anything. He welcomed me with open arms and I will always cherish our special times together. He was the most loving Papa to Eli and all his grandchildren and he always had a sparkle in his eye when he would spend time with them. We will miss Papa dearly. :heart:

Nicole Furgason Jul 24 2020 5:30 PM

Great memories,his face would light up when he saw you ,always good natured , willing to help out if we needed it. A good man !

dee celola Jul 24 2020 3:17 PM