William Clarence Tardiff, age 55, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017, at his home in Rapid River, of an apparent heart attack.
Bill was born May 6, 1962, in Escanaba, the son of Donald Tardiff and Arlene (LaRose) King. He was raised in Gladstone and was a graduate of Gladstone High School. While in high school, Bill excelled in football and was All U.P. in wrestling.
Following high school, Bill worked for Besse Forest Products for 14 years and later worked for Bosk Corporation. He was a hard working, social man and was a good friend to have. He enjoyed a life of solitude at the home he built in Rapid River. Whether it was gardening, hunting, or cutting firewood, Bill loved to spend his time outdoors in the sanctuary of the home and lifestyle he created. His hobbies included reading, listening to the Green Bay Packer games and the Detroit Tiger games on his radio.
In addition to his mother, Arlene King, Bill is survived by:
Brother: James (Sally) Tardiff of Gladstone, MI
Nieces: Ann Marie and Emily Louise Tardiff He is further survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Bill was preceded in death by his father, Donald Tardiff and his sister, Kathleen Tardiff.
Bill’s family will receive friends on Friday, from 4:00PM to 6:00PM, at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services to celebrate the life of William Clarence Tardiff will follow visiting hours on Friday, at 6:00PM, at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone, with Rev. Fr. Jamie Ziminski officiating.