William Clarence Tardiff

Resided in Rapid River, MI
Died July 31, 2017

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.

15 Tributes for “William Clarence Tardiff

    Jimmy, Sally and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. May you take comfort now in the memories made as a family. We will remember his kind spirit and gentle soul.
    Hugs and prayers,
    Anne and Mark Brower

    Jim and family,
    My thoughts and Prayers to you and your family for the loss of you Brother. May you all find peace in the his loving memories.

    Arlene and Jim,

    You have my sympathy, I am sorry that I will not be able to make the funeral on Friday. I will send prayers your way and for Bill too!

    Love cousin Ann

    Arlene, Jimmy, Sally and family,

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You have my deepest sympathy. So many wonderful memories of Billy and your family growing up. Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Dear Arlene and Jim,
    So sorry for the loss of your son and brother as well as a friend to many from years past at GHS. Bill was a dominant, hard-working wrestler and football player who carried himself with such humility. He was so easy to get along with and everyone thought highly of him. Too young. God Bless.
    Andy and Brenda Wiltzius

    I was very sorry to hear about Bill, and sorry I can’t be there to celebrate his life with you all. What a good, kind-hearted guy he was. There are so many stories we all have to tell of Bill, and I will always remember him fondly.

    Jim, Sally & Family,

    So sad to hear of Bill’s passing as he was so kind. Bill will be missed and prayers to you and your family. Sorry I could not attend.

    So sorry Aunt Arline and Jimmy. I can’t make the funeral but Bill will be missed. We loved him very much. Bill died doing what he loved in his garden and living on his little piece of heaven

    Jim and Family
    My thoughts and prayers with you in this time. I have many happy memories of the ‘Buckeye years’ and Bill is a large part of those. May his memory be a blessing in this difficult time.

    Arlene and family. I m so sorry. Just heard today. Your all in our prayers and our hearts. The big guy will be missed. Love you Arlene…

    I knew Bill when I was a kid he was good friends with my dad Fred, we had some great time and he will be missed.

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