ISHPEMING, MI. - William P. "Popsy" Reynolds, age 85, of 628 W. Division Street, Ishpeming, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans, following a brief illness.
Born May 26, 1928 in Marquette, Bill was raised in Marquette and following high school, enlisted in the US Navy. Upon his honorable discharge, he worked at various local jobs before beginning an over 30 year employment with A. Lindberg & Sons, as a foreman, retiring in 1991. Bill enjoyed camping, snowmobiling, watching the Red Wings, and in his earlier years taking his kids hunting. He was actively involved in the Iron Range Hockey Association, heading the instructional program and assisted with other coaches as his grandchildren moved up to each league. He will always be remembered by his hockey family as "Coach Bill". He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Ishpeming, and Operating Engineers Local 324.
Survivors include his daughter, Sandra Reynolds of Ishpeming; his four sons, Charles (Debra) Reynolds of Marquette, Ronald (Sue) Reynolds, Steven (Barbara) Reynolds and Daniel Reynolds all of Ishpeming; grandchildren, Billy Hansen, Aaron Reynolds, Brittany (Ryan) Carlson, Jacqueline (Brad) Solomon, Andrea Reynolds, Kelly Brodin, David (Samantha) Brodin, Heather Brodin, Paul Brodin and Erik Reynolds; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert, Fran, and Bernie Reynolds; one sister, Mary Johns; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 35 years, Shirley (Smart) Reynolds; two grandsons, Jimmy Hansen and Thomas Brodin; four brothers, Ray, Lowell, Richard, and Alfred.
Friends may call at the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home on Monday, July 29, beginning at 4:00 pm until the time of service at 6:00 pm. Rev. Leon Jarvis will preside. A reception will follow in the reception area located at the funeral home. Burial will be made in the Holy Cross Cemetery on Tuesday at 11:00 am with veteran's honors accorded by members of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 380.
Condolences may be expressed online at swansonlundquist funeralhome.com