Durham, NC / Detroit MI – William (Bill) Louis Waldmann, age 80, died in Durham, North Carolina on November 28, 2018. He was born on December 8, 1937 to the late Clement and Margaret Waldmann.
Bill was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and spent nearly every summer of his life enjoying the shores of Lake Huron in Oscoda, Michigan. When he finished high school, he joined the U. S. Army where he was a medical specialist and learned the ophthalmic trade.
He met and married Barbara Robin (Waldmann) and they had three daughters: Elaine, Lisa and Kristina. Bill worked for 30 + years as an ophthalmic technologist.
He was ordained a Roman Catholic Deacon in 1976 and served the catholic community until he passed. Bill earned a degree in Theology from Madonna University of Michigan. He served as an Oakland County Sheriff Chaplin, was Deacon at 3 different parishes including Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, MI, Holy Family, Novi MI, and Saint Thomas More, Chapel Hill NC.
Bill is survived by his sisters Anne and Nadine and his brother Clement, his daughters Elaine (Steve) Grejda, Lisa Waldmann (Todd Palmer), Kristina Waldmann (John Roach) and 6 grandchildren, Aidan and Johanna Grejda, Karsten and Marlaina Palmer, Nikki and Collin Roach.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife Barbara, his sister Mary Hellen, and parents Clement and Margaret.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 at 9:30 AM at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Chapel Hill, NC. There will be a visitation on Monday, December 3rd, 2018, 2018 from 6-8 PM at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Durham, NC.
For family and friends in Michigan, there will be a memorial mass celebrated at Holy Family Catholic Church in Novi, Michigan Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: The Center for Action and Contemplation P.O. Box 12464 Albuquerque, NM 87195 USA
Link:https://cacnow.secure.force.com/pmtx/dn8n__SiteDonation?id=a1g61000000alrS or The Province of St. Joseph of the Capuchin Order, 1820 Mount Elliott Street, Detroit, MI 48207 – Link:https://www.thecapuchins.org/how-to-help/wills-estates