Willem DeLeur

Willem Bill “Whitey” deLeur, age 68 of Harveys Lake, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at home surrounded by his family.


He was born in Sleidrecht, Holland on March 29, 1950 and was the son of the late Nicolaas and Hendrika Visscher deLeur.


Bill came to the United States in 1953 and resided at Harveys Lake since 1967. He graduated from Lake-Lehman High School. Bill was an avid fisherman and earned a reputation as an excellent stone mason while helping his brother grow deLeur’s Back to Basics, Kunkle.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by nephews, Robert deLeur and Thomas Lynch.


Bill is survived by brothers, Leonard (Nancy), Nick (Michele), Chris (Maureen) and Raymond (Robbie); sisters, Liz Lynch, Wilhelmina Parsons (John) and Shirley deLeur; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.


A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 4:00 PM from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Inc., corner of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek, with Rev. Val Rommel of the Kunkle United Methodist Church, officiating.


Visitation will be from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.