William (Bill) Wright Burchette 42, of Portage, MI passed away unexpectedly on October 14th, 2020. Bill was born August 10th,1978 in Kalamazoo, MI to Joel Michael and Cecelia Kay (Bierhalter) Burchette. After graduating from Portage Central High School in 1997, Bill went on to complete his apprenticeship with the Plumbers and Pipefitters Association Local 357. In September 2004, Bill married Brandis Greichunos (div.), together they had three beautiful daughters; Madison, Taylor and Hannah Burchette.
Bill was a devoted, proud father to his daughters, a supportive brother, a fun-loving uncle, a selfless cousin and a dear, loved friend to many. Bill had many great loves in his life, his daughters being first and foremost. Bill created countless memories with his adored girlfriend Christina and her two children Jimmy and Emma. He also found great joy in fishing, riding his motorcycle and spending time with his biker family. He also enjoyed going up north to his home away from home, to spend time with his highly admired father figure, Uncle Jim Burchette. Jim was a guiding light in Bill's life and Jim's children Sarah, Ted, Jessica and Nicole were a source of light, love and comfort to him. Overall, Bill was a selfless family man who cherished each moment shared with the ones he loved.
Bill is survived by his daughters, Taylor Rose and Hannah Lynn Burchette, his sister Amy Lynn Burchette (Jason Christensen), his niece Bailey Lorraine Burchette, his beloved Christina Murray, his cousins Nicole Joyce, Theodore James, Jessica Lynn, Sarah Ann Burchette and the mother of his children, Brandis Phelan. He is preceded in death by his first born, Madison Kay Burchette, his father Joel Burchette and his mother Cecelia (Danny) Stacey, his uncle Jim Burchette and his grandparents, Theodore and Doris Burchette, and William and Lorraine Bierhalter.
Visitation for Bill will be on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Burial and Cremation Chapel, 3926 S. 9th St., Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Visitation will continue Thursday, October 22, 2020, from 10 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. at Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Burial and Cremation Chapel 3926, S. 9th St. Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009. Masks and social distancing are required while at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, please direct all donations to Taylor and Hannah's future college education via Venmo, @taylor-Hannahburchette or contact Amy Burchette.
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