William F. “Bill” Simcek, 90, of Grand Rapids, passed away peacefully at Spectrum Healthcare
in Grand Rapids on May 29, 2018.
Bill was born in Ferndale on May 26, 1928, the son of William and Myrtle Simcek.
He was a veteran of the United States Army and proudly served as a medic during the
Korean War. After the service, he attended nursing school at Harper Hospital in Detroit.
He graduated at the top of his class, one of the first males to receive a degree in nursing.
During his nursing career, Bill worked at several hospitals including Harper Hospital,
Beaumont Hospital and Little Traverse Hospital in Petoskey. He eventually settled in
Bill was a very active member and deacon of his church, Westminster Presbyterian Church in
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Myrtle Simcek,
his sister, Eva Simcek, his nephew, Ryan Simcek and his sister-in-law, Barbara Simcek.
He is survived by his brother, Roy Simcek of Vanderbilt; niece, Linda Simcek of Vanderbilt
and nephews, Roy Jr. (Christine) Simcek of Jacksonville, FL, Richard (Laurie) Simcek of Vanderbilt
and Randy Simeck of Vanderbilt; great nieces and -nephews, Caitlin, Douglas, Haley and Dillon.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 11:00 AM from Westminster
Presbyterian Church, 47, Jefferson Ave., S.E., Grand Rapids MI 49503.
Burial will take place at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Vanderbilt.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Grand Rapids
or to the family.