William “Yoder” Isaac, 53

William D. “Yoder” Isaac, age 53, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, at the Sturgis Hospital Emergency Room.

He was born Dec. 15, 1955, in Sturgis, a son to Patricia Eberhard.

William was adopted and raised by his grandparents Harold and Thelma Isaac and has been a resident of Sturgis most of his life.

On Nov. 1, 1975, in Sturgis, he married Toby Sybesma.

William was currently employed by Ross Laboratories Division of Abbott Laboratories where he had worked for many years. He had previously been employed at Bristol Valley Foods, Sturgis Carton (Americraft Carton), and Montgomery Ward.

William enjoyed working in the yard, bowling, fishing, racing, karaoke, and spending time with family and friends, especially his grandson Logan, who knew him as “Pappa,” and his stepgrandchildren.

He was a fan of the Detroit Tigers baseball team and the Detroit Lions football team and he enjoyed listening to country music, The Beatles, The Beach Boys and The Eagles.

Surviving are his loving wife of 33 years, Toby; a daughter, Melissa (John) Delarye of Sturgis; grandson, Logan; grandmother, Thelma Isaac; three stepgrandchildren, Taylor, Sarah, and Jarrett Delarye of Sturgis; several stepbrothers and stepsisters.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Harold Isaac in 2004; daughter, Kristy Lee Isaac in 2000; mother, Patricia Sparck, and stepbrother, John Sparck.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 2- 4 and 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes, Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091.
Funeral services celebrating the life of William D.”Yoder” Isaac will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A graveside committal service will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery.

The family suggest those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mr. Isaac’s memory consider Kristy’s Kids Scholarship Fund, c/o: Glen Oaks Community College, 62249 Shimmel Road, Centreville, MI 49032. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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