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408 W. Main St.
P.O. Box 0866
Farwell, MI 48622
Phone: 989-588-4541
Fax: 989-588-6084
William Dorcey

William James "Bill" Dorcey

Sunday, January 31st, 1937 - Thursday, March 4th, 2021
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William James Dorcey - age 84 of Farwell, passed away on Thursday, March 4, 2021, at Medilodge of Clare. Bill was born January 31, 1937, the youngest of seven children to parents Charles and Ida (Barton) Dorcey, in Whittemore, Michigan.

Following High School, Bill served proudly as a Seabee with the United States Navy from January 1956, until December of 1959. He married Jo Ann Marjorie DaFoe on May 28, 1960 at Grace United Methodist Church in Flint, Michigan. Together he and wife Jo Ann raised three children and were blessed with one grandson. Bill loved to hunt, fish, and his lifelong passion for auto racing, spending many years as a crew member for one of the top teams in the American Speed Association AC-Delso Challenge Series; and also was evident from his collection of auto racing memorabilia. Bill retired from General Motors, Saginaw Division after over 30 years where he was a machine repairman; and a member of UAW Local 699.

Bill is survived by two sons; William J. (Jim) Dorcey, Jr. and Leah, Mark W. Dorcey and Maureen, one daughter, Julie A. Dorcey, grandson Justin, three sisters; Elsie Rytlewski, Janet Kohn, Ethel Blust, and brother Charles (Tom) Dorcey and wife Helen. Bill was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 52 years, JoAnn, and two sisters; Helen Brotherton, and Clarissa Hoffman. Bill will be entombed in Oakwood Memorial Mausoleum in Saginaw, along with his beloved wife JoAnn. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Please consider memorial gifts to Farwell United Methodist Church, 281 E. Ohio Street, Farwell, Michigan 48622. Memories and condolences to Bills family may be shared at
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    Oakwood Memorial Mausoleum
    5950 Gratiot Road
    Saginaw, MI 48638
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No service planned at this time. Private Entombment


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Donations are being accepted for: Farwell United Methodist Church.


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Posted at 08:23am
Jim - So sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
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Tim Graham

Posted at 05:26pm
Julie, Jim, and Mark

I was so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He was always there when the Church or our UMYF group needed him, and he was a great man to know personally.

Tim Graham

Beth Pelkey

Posted at 09:19am
Julie and family - we are so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. We spent many, many good years at Saginaw First United Methodist. Peace and Blessings to all of you - Tom & Beth (Cowdry) Pelkey

Barbara elmore

Posted at 10:45am
Bill you are going to be missed so much by Julie and other family members.RIP my friend. Barbara Elmore

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