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Bill Hatch



Bill Hatch passed away March 31, 2012 at age 79 in Vancouver, Wa.

Bill was born to William and Vivian Hatch in Sandwich, Illinois in 1932. He grew up in Waukegan and Gurnee, Illinois.

In high school Bill was a starter on the basketball team and held the District track record for the mile.

At age 17 he enrolled at the University of Illinois. After two years of study he was inducted into the Army and was deployed to Korea.

After his tour of duty he returned to Gurnee where he met Sue, his wife of 55 years. They married in 1956 and both returned to Michigan State University where they received their degrees, Bill’s BA was in Forestry.

After graduation, he accepted a job with U.S. Forest...

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