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Rev. William Donald Dobson
  • Lake Community Bible Church Day Camp
    8033 W. Central Park Blv.
    Baldwin, MI 49304

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“Sorry for the passing of Bill. He and Juanita were great friends of Duane and I. ”
1 of 23 | Posted by: Arlene Lambert - FL

“I was very sorry to hear of the family's loss. I know it was a home going for Pastor Dobson though. He was such a kind man. My sister and her husband...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Gail McNinch - Friend

“Pastor Bill and Juanita meant so much to our family. May God comfort you and your family. Art & Evie Grasmeyer ”
3 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“Sorry we are in Florida or we wold be there. Pastor meant so much to our family. He will be so missed. Praying for you. ”
4 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry we cannot be there for funeral. So many good menories with your dad I know Harv remembers lots of hunting times. ”
5 of 23 | Posted by: Polly and Harvey Bredeweg - MI

“Peggy & Family, We are so shocked and sad over your loss. May the Lord Bless and Comfort you in your time of sorrow. ”
6 of 23 | Posted by: Ted & Barbara Sushka - Westfield, IN

“So sorry for your loss Peggy. If we can do anything let us know. You two were so happy together. Stay strong. Love you. ”
7 of 23 | Posted by: Chuck and Carolyn Mahoney - OH

“Dear Terri & Don,I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know your father but I never heard one bad thing about him---only good things! He was a good...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Paul France - Byron Center, MI

“We were blessed to have had Pastor Dobson as our pastor at WBC for many years ! He was a faithful man of God , and so kind hearted ! I recall one...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Pamela Walsh - Caledonia, MI

“Pastor Bill certainly was a man after God's own heart. My family was blessed by his ministry and the example he set for all. A man of true...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Bonnie Washburn - Caledonia, MI

“Peggy I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories bring comfort. For many years Mom kept me up to date on old friends and family but I am very...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Linda Hasley Martin - Aztec, NM

“So sorry for your loss. He was loved and will be missed. ”
12 of 23 | Posted by: William .Mary & Conrad Mauchmar - MI

“Our condolences to the family of Pastor Bill Dobson. In the summers we spent at Big Star Lake we always attended Lake Community Bible Church. We...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Jerry and Allora Oppenneer

“We were blessed to know Rev. Dobson. He brought my husband to the Lord many years ago along with helping to dedicate our small children. We are sorry...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Debra Streeter - MI

“Even though we are all sad to see him go, he is so happy to be with the Lord he longed for and loved. My prayers are with you Terri, and all the...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Nancy Badenhop - Wauseon, OH

“It was a blessing to have known Bill and to have served with him as the youth pastor in the early days of Whitneyville Bible Church. We have so many...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Tom and Shelly Broderick - NY

“To the family, so sorryforyour loss we know what you are going through I lost my husband one month ago the 26th of Dec.2015.We'll miss them but they...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Shirley Sidebotham Boonstra - MI

“Pastor Dobson has been a true friend and pastor in our lives for many years. We lost our son 13 years ago and thanks to Pastor Dobson through his...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Carroll and Darlene Billett

“RIP - we miss Phyllis so very much but many of you are now in presence with each other again.Sincerely,Robin Freeman Castillo ”
19 of 23 | Posted by: Robin Freeman Castillo - AZ

“My condolences to Bill's family. Bill's parents and sisters were a neighbor of ours in Wayland and he worked for my father at the gas station. I...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Ernie Strong - Hastings, MI

“What a wonderful man, who touched many lives. Now he will be joining the saints in Heaven. ”
21 of 23 | Posted by: Lynn Baird

“I was so deeply touched by the life and love of Bill Dobson. It was because of his following God's direction that Bill began witnessing to me in...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Larry Burkey - Hudsonville, MI

“I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad ment so much to me. He walked closer to the Lordthen anyone I have ever known. He will be missed, but heaven...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Donnah Jakubowski - Wayland, MI


Rev. William Donald Dobson, aged 84, of Marietta, Ohio, formerly of Wayland, Michigan, passed away suddenly Wednesday, January 27, 2016 and went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Bill grew up in Wayland and after high school joined the army. Following his time in the army, he worked in the real estate division for Marathon Oil Company for 20 years before following the call to become a pastor. He was the pastor at Whitneyville Bible Church in Alto, MI for 20 years, Lake Community Bible Church in Baldwin, MI for 14 years, and preached at the campground he stayed at in Florida during the winters until days before he passed away. Although he enjoyed many activities, such as golfing, hunting and fishing, his greatest joy came from being a pastor. He is survived by his wife of 4 years, Peggy Edgar Dobson; children, Bill (Nicky) Dobson, Terri (Don) Lenartz, Craig (Jennilee) Dobson, Tim (Brenda) Dobson; daughter-in-law, Jolynne Dobson; step-children Craig (Paula) Edgar, Doug (Debbie) Edgar, Brad, (Erika) Edgar; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters Shirley Dobson and Sharon (Mel) Spencer. Bill was preceded in death by his wife Juanita, son Kirk, step-son Todd Edgar, and sister Phyllis Freeman. The family will greet relatives and friends Monday, February, 1, 2016 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kubiak-Cook Funeral Chapel in Wayland. Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Whitneyville Bible Church in Alto with Rev. Dennis Ross and Rev. Bob Sponable officiating. Interment in Elmwood Cemetery, Wayland MI with full military honors. Memorials may be made to Lake Community Bible Church Day Camp. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.kubiakcook.com