Obituary: William “Bill” Carmichael


January 27, 1942 – September 22, 2020

information provided by Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home

William “Bill” Carmichael, age 78 of Lansing, Illinois, passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 22, 2020. He is survived by his loving sons: Tony Carmichael, Thomas (Donna) Carmichael, and Joseph (Marcy) Carmichael. Loving grandfather of Richard, Megan, Kate, and Jill and great grandfather of Aurora, Violet, William, Kaylee, and Owen. Also surviving are many loving nieces, nephews and friends. Bill was preceded in death by his beloved wife Madeline (nee Rollins) Carmichael, parents Robert and Mary (nee Leatherman) Carmichael, brother Robert Carmichael, and sister Judith Hurd.

Bill was the proud owner of L&W Manufacturing located in Lansing, IL for many years. He enjoyed camping, traveling, and photography. His true gift was building things and using his hands. If Bill imagined something in his mind, he always made it a reality. There was truly nothing Bill could not build. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, and friend. He was loved by many and he will be truly missed.

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