William F. "Bill" Rolinski

July 18, 1947 — April 15, 2022

William F. "Bill" Rolinski

William F. “Bill” Rolinski, 74, of Gaylord passed away Friday, April 15 at home.

Bill was born to Edward and Violet Rolinski on July 18, 1947 and was a lifelong resident of Gaylord.

Bill was the nun’s favorite student growing up at Gaylord Saint Mary’s, and then went on to become a proud graduate of Michigan State University and the Detroit College of Law.

Bill was married to Barbara Rolinski (Fiegel) on December 18, 1971 and together they had three children: Jill, Jeremy, and Debbie.

Over the years, Bill worked as an attorney in many settings, including with Ward Lake Energy, co-founder of Big Buck Brewery, and as an independent consultant for numerous projects throughout his beloved Northern Michigan.

Bill was an avid golfer and enjoyed his golf league at Gaylord Country Club, bowling, rooting for Michigan State, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He will be fondly remembered for his superb storytelling, sharp mind, and big heart.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents and his granddaughter, Lillian Meyer. He is survived by his three children Jill (Matt) Perry, Jeremy (Lindsey) Rolinski, and Debbie (Nick) Meyer; longtime partner Diane Grisso; former wife Barbara Rolinski; and six grandchildren.

Bill’s family will visit with friends from 4:00-7:00 PM Thursday, April 21, 2022 at Gaylord Community Funeral Home & Cremation Service.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, April 22, 2022 at the Gaylord E-Free Church where visitation will begin at 10:00 AM.  (The funeral service will aired via livestream at www.facebook.com/gaylordfuneralhome)  Those who wish are asked to consider memorial contributions in Bill’s memory to the Otsego County United Way.  Interment will take place in the coming weeks at Resurrection Cemetery in Gaylord.

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Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, April 21, 2022

4:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)

Gaylord Community Funeral Home & Cremation Service

850 N Center Ave, Gaylord, MI 49735

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Visitation

Friday, April 22, 2022

10:00 - 11:00am (Eastern time)

Gaylord E-Free Church

1649 M-32, Gaylord, MI 49735

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Funeral Service

Friday, April 22, 2022

Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)

Gaylord E-Free Church

1649 M-32, Gaylord, MI 49735

You can attend Bill's funeral via Livestream at www.facebook.com/gaylordfuneralhome

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