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(December 15, 1926 – July 27, 2014)

William “Bill” X. Gaudard, 87, passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at MidMichigan Medical Center with his family by his side. Bill was born on December 15, 1926 to the late Xavier and Mary (Greene) Gaudard. Bill married Nila (Bott) on June 10, 1950 at St. Michaels Church in Remus, Michigan. Bill worked for The Midland Daily News as a Production Mgr. for over 38 years retiring in 1988. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a Lifetime Member of the Elks and was an avid woodworker. Bill is survived by wife, Nila, his sons; Xavier (Mary) of Boyne City, Steven (Cheryl) of Mt. Pleasant, Patrick (Cheryl) of Midland and Gregory (Lorri) of Owosso, daughter; Marcia (William) Foster of Blanchard,15 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Beverly Galer of Remus and Shirley Bennett of Denton, TX and close family members Marilyn Bott and her children Michael(Robin), Steven ( Lisa) and Catherine Bott. Bill was predeceased by his brothers Jack and Joseph Gaudard and sisters Marylou Hanel and Donna Lentz.A funeral liturgy will be held at 11am on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Blessed Sacrament Church with Father Alberto Vargas officiating. Visitation will be at Smith-Miner Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 4-7 pm and on Thursday at the church from 10am until the time of service.In lieu of flowers, the family has asked donations be given to the donors favorite charity.On-line Condolences can be given at smithminer.com