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Wilfred "Bill" Fuss
Died: Thursday, June 21, 2018
Wilfred "Bill" Fuss, 83 of Mackinaw City went home to be with his Lord early Thursday morning at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. He was born June 7,1935 in Stutgart, Germany. The family came to Detroit in 1940. After high school Bill served 2 years in the US Navy. On July 28,1956 he married the love of his life, Sue Smith. The celebrated 62 years of marriage. Bill and Sue started married life in Detroit, and later moved to Mackinaw City where they bought a small motel and raised their 3 children.
He spent 33 years with his wife in the motel business, building from a 16 unit to owning 2-50 unit motels. Bill had a lifelong interest in cars. In high school he belonged to the RPM's car club. He was a longtime member of the Antique Automobile Club of America. He enjoyed washing and maintaining his cars. He always loved a good game of cards with friends and family.
He was a very active member of MAckinaw City Bible Church, serving as deacon many years, and started the first bus ministry. He was a youth leader for 8 years.
He is survived by his wife Sue; children, Mike and Nancy Fuss, Falmouth,Mass; Vicki and Greg Teysen, Mackinaw City; and Ken and Ellen Fuss, Mackinaw City. Grandchildren, Danielle and David Krause; Brian and Olivia Teyson; Eric Teysen, Martin Fuss .. He also is survived by 6 great grandchildren, and 2 siblings, Peter and Evelyn Fuss and Ruth Fuss. and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Christian Fuss.
A celebration of life will take place on Friday June 29 at 2 pm at the Mackinaw City Bible CHurch with Pastor Reed Nelson officiating. Visitation will be from 12 noon to 2 pm at the church. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Mackinaw City Bible Church with envelopes available from Dodson Funeral Home, 240 McCann Street, ST Ignace who assisted the family with arrangements. Envelopes also will be at the church on Friday.
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