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Warren Stanley Wille

Wille, Dr. Warren Stanley

Of Jackson passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Vista Grande Villa Health Care at the age of 94. Warren grew up as part of a railroad family in Durand, Michigan. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan, and like many of his generation, he served in the military, with an assignment at Percy Jones Army Hospital in Battle Creek during the Korean conflict. Professionally, as a physician specializing in mental health, he made a lifetime commitment to mental health treatment in the Jackson area. He was instrumental in setting up the first mental health services in the Michigan prison system, in setting up and directing the psychiatric care unit at W. A. Foote Memorial Hospital (now Henry Ford Allegiance Health), in serving as psychiatric consultant to the Beth Moser Mental Health Clinic, in directing the Jackson-Hillsdale Community Mental Health services (now LifeWays Community Mental Health services), and, in addition, he was active in private practice. He was a member of the Rotary Club and the Men’s Garden Club. He had especially strong interests in plants and landscaping, and enjoyed spending time gardening. Warren played the piano throughout his life, and he always appreciated a good piano player whenever he heard one. From his early family experiences in a railroad town, and from traveling everywhere on trains as he grew up, he maintained a lifelong interest in them. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Dryer, and by his first wife, Catherine Traphagan. He is survived by his sister, by his three sons, and by his granddaughter. According to his wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the Watson Funeral Chapel in Jackson on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 11:00 AM.  Donations in memory of Warren can be made to either the Dahlem Center or to Lifeways Community Mental Health services.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00.

 

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