Bill Sylvester

Eugene “Bill” Lee Sylvester went to be with his Lord on Friday, June 8, 2018, surrounded by his family.

Bill loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman, a passion he shared with his children and grandchildren.

Bill is survived by his wife of 54 years, Kathryn; his children William (Darsi) Sylvester, Robert (Brenda) Sylvester, and Tricia (Tracy) Hand; grandsons Robert, Kyle, Derek, and Ryan; granddaughters Amanda, Nicole, and Jensen; and great-grandchildren Cody, Sawyer, Emmie, Evan, Mason, and Aria.

He will be forever loved and missed.

May you rest in peace and run with the wild.

— All our Love.


In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.


  1. Deloris Sylvester June 12, 2018 at 11:21 am - Reply

    My name is DeeDee Sylvester, Lansing MI. Bill was my brother. I have many wonderful memories of him and I. I loved him long before he was ever married. My love for my brother will never be destroyed by others. Our father Alfred loved his son very much. Bless you Bill. May you be surrounded by angels with your hands in God’s hands.

    • Sandy Moallemian June 17, 2018 at 10:08 am - Reply

      Thank you for having the courage to say what the rest of us are feeling.

  2. Jim and Barb Lappan June 14, 2018 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    Bill was a friend and long time irrigation manager at Lappan’s of Gaylord. Bill was a hard working dedicated guy who shared his enthusiasm of a job well done. May he rest in peace knowing that he was always appreciated.

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