McNally, William F., Bridgeport, Michigan


Went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 27, 2012. Age 93 years. Son of the late Frederick and Helena (Mikolizik) NcNally, William was born April 11, 1919 in Taymouth Township, Michigan. He was a proud graduate of University of Michigan School of Engineering in 1942. William married Marjorie A. Wegener on December 9, 1948. She predeceased him August 8, 1991. He then married Joan D. (Lambert) Conkel on August 9, 1997. She survives him. William was the president and owner of W.F. McNally Co. and McNally Nimergood Company. William was a partner in Davis McNally Lodging. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Bridgeport, served on the Board of Reagents at Concordia Seminary in Fort Wayne Indiana, Covenant Health Care Foundation, past member of Bridgeport Spaulding School Board, past Board Member of Michigan National Bank and president of Frank Andersen Foundation. William was a major funder of the McNally Hospitality House in Saginaw and supported many community charities and organizations. He was a 2009 Child Advocate of The CAN Council, 2008 Distinguished Citizen Award from Boy Scouts of America and voted into the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame in 2011. Surviving besides his wife Joan are three sons and one daughter, Brian McNally, Royal Oak; Jeffrey and Sharril McNally, Frankenmuth; Patricia McNally, Saginaw Twp.; Dwight and Brenda McNally, Saginaw; two step-sons and two step-daughters, Terry and Jeanne Conkel, Glencoe, Minnesota; Lori and Rick Jacobson, Plymouth, Minnesota; Sherry and Mark Derus, Bloomington, Minnesota; David and Linda Conkel, Eagan, Minnesota; seven grandchildren, Meghan McNally and son Ryan, Brandon (Courtney) McNally, Keegan McNally, Kirsten (Todd) Jennings, Ryan (Jennifer) McNally and children Alexis and Aiden, Jillian (Jeremy) Lovett, Jordan McNally ; 17 step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Ashley, Bloomfield Hills; several nieces and nephews. William was predeceased by one sister, Grayce Baxter. Funeral Service will take place on Monday, October 1, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 4241 Williamson Road, Bridgeport, Michigan. Pastor William Hessler will officiate with entombment in Oakwood Mausoleum. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Saturday from 6:00-8:00p.m., Sunday from noon-6:00 p.m. and on Monday at Faith Lutheran Church from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Faith Lutheran Church or The McNally Hospitality House Endowment Fund. www.snowfuneralhome.net