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William H. Sotzen

May 29, 1927 December 14, 2016
William H. Sotzen
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Obituary for William H. Sotzen

William H. Sotzen, a longtime resident of Clawson died December 14, 2016 at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. He was 89 years old. Bill was born May 29, 1927 in Joliet, Illinois to Hazel (nee Werner) and Norris Sotzen. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

Bill married Jean Weimer on May 1, 1954, beginning a marriage that would span 60 years. He worked for Consumers Power until his retirement in 1989. Bill enjoyed his daily visit to the coffee shop but his greatest joy came from spending time with his family and friends.

Bill is survived by his children, Jeffrey (Deborah) Sotzen and Janis (Edward) Schroeder and his grandchildren and their spouses, Aaron, Jeremy, Bridgette and Jaqueline. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren, Tristan, Brianna, Gracyn, and Adalynn and many nieces and nephews. Bill is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jean Sotzen.

A Memorial Service will be held at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2225 E. Fourteen Mile Road, Birmingham, Saturday, December 17th at 1pm.

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