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William Wiist

July 9, 1954 — October 20, 2022

William Wiist

A memorial service for William Michael Wiist, 68, will be held at 3:00 P.M., Sunday November 6, 2022, at Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Michael passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2022, after a short and unexpected illness. He was born July 9, 1954, in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico to William Vernon and Arlene Rae (Thomas) Wiist. He married Veronique Christine Hermans on December 14, 1986, in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Michael was a member of Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church where he served as chair of the finance committee. He volunteered for Alvarado Seventh-day Adventist Church Prison Ministries. He was an attorney and worked for Sawyer Law Firm, LLC for 22 years.

Michael is survived by his wife, Veronique, and was proud Papa to two daughters: Catherine (Wiist) Jessel and spouse, Joshua, and Alexandra Wiist and partner, David. He is also survived by his mother, Arlene Rae Wiist; sisters, Linda Knutson and spouse, Deryl, and Debbie Speyer; mother-in-law, Christiane Hermans; brothers-in-law, Eric Hermans and spouse, Diane, Jean-Jacques Hermans and spouse, Shirley, Pierre Hermans and partner, Erla Svava; niece, Kristin Kohley and spouse, Isaac; nephew, Louis Speyer; as well as numerous nieces and nephews on the Hermans side of the family and many beloved relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Vernon Wiist; and father-in-law, Georges Hermans.

The family has asked that anyone who would like to provide a gift, consider making a donation to the William V. Wiist Scholarship Fund at Southwestern Seventh-day Adventist University which was established in honor of Michael’s father (website:
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Sunday, November 6, 2022

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church

114 North Fairview Street, Keene, TX 76059

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