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William H. Doubblestein

June 15, 1943 – June 16, 2024

Reverend William H. Doubblestein, age 80, went to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, June 16, 2024. He was preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Velma Doublestein; and brothers Bob, Charles, Erwin, Clifford, Duane, and Bernard Doublestein.

Bill will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 59 years, Karen Doubblestein (Crum); sons Rev. Timothy and Anna Doubblestein, Dr. David and Marty Doubblestein; grandchildren Joshua and Kaitlynn Doubblestein, Jessica Doubblestein, Grace and Andrew Bolin, and Hope and Anthony Birkenbach; great-granddaughters Nora Doubblestein and Maria Bolin; brother-in-law, Mark Crum; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Bill served as a pastor in the United Methodist Church for 30 years, in Grandville as a youth pastor, Olive Branch UMC, Galien UMC, Springport UMC, Lee Center UMC, Byron Center UMC, and Dowagiac UMC. He worked for Spectrum Hospice after he retired from pastoral ministry. He was a member of Wesleyan Covenant Association.

Bill enjoyed woodworking and marksmanship as hobbies. His passion was for the Lord and His people. To meet Bill was to be guaranteed a hug. Hymns and old spiritual songs lifted his spirit and brought a radiant smile to his face. A devoted Marine, Bill magnified Semper Fidelis. Proverbs 3:5-6 resonated with Bill’s heart and in his ministry.

A memorial service was held at Cook Funeral Home in Byron Center UMC with Rev. Timothy Doubblestein officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. The family welcomes memories and messages at www.cookcaresbyron.com in their guest book online.

*Doubblestein, William H. (Karen) – DECEASED [(RE) D 1978; FE 1982; RE 2006] Grandville (Assoc) 1974; Galien, Olive Branch 1980; Springport, Lee Center 10/16/1983; Byron Center 1987; Dowagiac: First 2004; Retired 2006.

Last Updated on July 10, 2024

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