William R. 'Bill' Haupricht
William R. Haupricht, 68, of Suttons Bay, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2020 at the Munson Hospice House with his family at his side.
Bill was born to Raymond W. Haupricht and Helen Jane (McCutchan) Haupricht. He had an easy-going, original and irresistible charm, with a great sense of humor and always had a good story to tell. It was hard not to love him.
He graduated from the University of Toledo and worked for Johns Manville in sales and marketing for 30 years. Bill finished his career in the fly-fishing department at Bass Pro Shop. He loved fishing, woodworking and his family.
You want to talk sports; he was your man. Professional auto racing, Big Ten and Notre Dame being his favorites. And if you want to talk politics - you'd better be Republican!
Bill was also a long-time member of the Elks and was a true Rotarian; being president of the Maumee Rotary and assistant to two district governors in northwest Ohio. He was proud and happy to have achieved his goal to move to northern Michigan.
Bill is survived by his wife, Beth (Shuman-Kuebler), who will miss him daily and forever; his siblings, Julie (Joe) Ziegler and their children, Matthew and Allison; and Gary (Nancy) Haupricht and their son, Jason.
Please share condolences and memories with Bill's family at www.martinson.info.
Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Leelanau.
Published on March 22, 2020


Plant a tree in memory
of William
Plant a tree

Obituary published in


Print Guestbook

A place to share condolences and memories.
The guestbook expires on June 18, 2020.

Showing 10 of 4 posts

David Schetzsle
Mar 23, 2020
I know Bill through Chris Conroy. For many years Bill faithfully taxied our Glass City Marathon team around each April. As a Notre Dame grad, we always had something to talk about. I also golfed quite a few times with Bill at a charity golf scramble in Michigan. I have always appreciated Bill's passion, intensity, and humor while doing some of the things we thoroughly enjoyed! I have prayed and will continue to do so.
Laurel Najarian
Mar 23, 2020
I am truly saddened about Bill’s death. I went to grade school with him at St Richard’s and the Haupricht farm was just down the road from the Najarian farm. Since I live in Traverse City I would have loved renewing that friendship. He was a great guy! Prayers to all his family.
Sandy Gupta
Mar 22, 2020
Dear Beth:
I am very sorry to hear of your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am always here for you. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Wishing well of you and your family in this of loss. May his soul rest in peace.
Bob and cathy mckinley
Mar 22, 2020
He was a new neighbor we would have liked to get to know better. Thinking warm thoughts for his wife Beth. We are here for you in whatever way we can help. God bless you both.