Dr. William G. Hemes

ESCANABA — Dr. William G. Hemes, 91, passed away on Tuesday evening, Feb. 20, 2018, at the Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba.

Bill was born May 17, 1926, in Escanaba, the son of Frank and Selma (Fredrickson) Hemes. On Aug. 26, 1950, he was united in marriage to Marlyn McArthey in Detroit. Bill attended the St. Joseph and St. Patrick Parish and worked as an optometrist in Escanaba for over 40 years. He was a member and President of numerous organizations that included the Michigan Optometric Association, Escanaba School Board, Escanaba Chamber of Commerce, Escanaba Kiwanis Club and the Escanaba Country Club. He enjoyed golfing, boating and fishing.

Bill is survived by his son, Mike (Melissa) Hemes of Bark River and grandchildren, Brad and Mikayla

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Bill will be laid to rest in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Wells.

The Hemes family is being assisted by the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba.