UNION, Mich. — William Michael Hibshman, 66, of Union, passed away Monday, Feb. 3, at home.
He was born March 4, 1947, in Elkhart to William C. Hibshman and Elizabeth L. Hodson.
He graduated from Concord High School.
Mike was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He married Judith Ann Bricker in December of 1966 and had two sons Christopher Michael — who resides with Donna Hutchinson and her children, Kristina, Brian and Elizabeth — and Matthew Michael — who resides with Laura Miller and his daughter, (William’s granddaughter) TyLee Sea — and one daughter, Susan Pettit — who has one son, Ryan Thomas Pettit, the grandson of William, who is the father of William’s great-granddaughter Rylynn Danielle Pettit and great-grandson Ryder. He was a loving companion to and resided with Merry E. Schieber for 20 years in Union — her son is David and Ericka Schieber and three grandchildren are Dustin, Collin and Kennedy. He is survived by three brothers, Rick (Linda) Hibshman — with children Kristi and Josh of Bristol — Daniel of Middlebury and Benjamin — who resides with Janie O’Neal — of Van Cleave, Miss.
A loving pastime was to visit casinos from upper Michigan to Fort Myers Beach, Fla., where he and Merry also vacationed during winter. Mike was a wonderful man and a great friend to many.
He was a lifetime member of the Cass County Conservation Club, the Cass County Shrine Club and many veteran clubs within the community.
Mike started Hibshman Screw Machine Products in 1967 in the backyard of his home; he continued to grow and employed many people throughout the 47 years of being president of the company. Mike was an outstanding businessman in Union, through his entire life and will always be loved by so many.
A celebration of Mike’s life will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at the Cass County Conservation Club in Union.
Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral and Cremation Center is handling arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.stemmlawsonpeterson.com.