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William Erla

William Arthur Erla

Sunday, October 4th, 1964 - Thursday, November 28th, 2019
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55, of Bay City, formerly of Cass City died unexpectedly Thursday, November 28, 2019 in Cass City. He was born October 4, 1964 in Cass City to Donald Joseph and Mary Lou (Dungey) Erla.

Bill graduated from Cass City High School with the class of 1983. He briefly worked for Sebewaing Industries. In his younger years, Bill enjoyed hunting and fishing. He enjoyed watching the Detroit Lions and U of M Wolverines on television. Bill will be remembered by his family as being a terrific cook. He loved spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren.

Bill is survived by his son, Tyler (Brooke) Erla of Cass City; daughter, Andrea Erla (fiancé, Matt Watson) of Bad Axe; grandchildren: Braylin Erla, Oakley Erla, baby Erla on the way, Peyton Soule, Carter Soule; siblings: Dave Erla of Beeville, Texas; Don (Cathy) Erla of Caro; Beth (Guy) Howard of Cass City; Amy (Scott) Hartel of Cass City; Bob (Dawn) Erla of Cass City; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents.

Private family service will be held at a later date. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and photos with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com.

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Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan
Debra L. Kranz, 989-872-2195
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Jill Lasersohn (Seurynck)

Posted at 11:38pm
To the Erla family. I am very saddened to know that Bill is gone. I know he struggled throughout
most of his adult life but my memories of him are grade school,Jr. high and high school and we were very good friends then. Thoughts and sympathy to your family..

Susan Ayres-Genovesi

Posted at 11:19pm
On behalf of the Ayres family, we are so sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers.

Susie Ayres-Genovesi

Colleen Poisson

Posted at 08:12pm
Bill, worked for us in caseville at the bay window restaurant. He was a very good cook and was liked by all his fellow workers. My heart goes out to his son and daughter who he loved so much. I pray he is at peace. Paul and colleen Poisson

colleen janssen scott

Posted at 05:59pm
My heart felt sympathies to Billy's children and family.
My favorite memory was in the 5th grade Billy asked me to be his girlfriend and I said yes. He bought me a mood bracelet, and I bought him an I.D. bracelet. I was thrilled because he was so cute!
I pray that he is in the loving arms of Jesus feeling perfect peace.
Colleen Janssen Scott

Carrie Lautner

Posted at 12:39am
I have fond memories of Billy and his sense of humor from first grade all the way through high school! May you Rest In Peace sweet Billy Erla ❤️🙏

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