William Dorais, 91

William  Dorais, 91, Wabash, died at 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9, at Wellbrooke of Wabash. He was born Dec. 24, 1922 in Spokane, Wash. to Charles E. "Gus” and Viola (Fettgetter) Dorais.

Bill was an alumnus of the College of William and Mary. He married Helen A. Lagrou in Detroit, Mich. on Oct. 20, 1945; she died May 14, 2011.  He co-founded, along with his father Gus, Dorais Chevrolet, Wabash, in January 1949. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, a life member of the Wabash Elks Lodge, and a charter member of the Wabash Country Club. Bill loved to play golf.

He is survived by three children, David (Kaye) Dorais, Wabash, Linda (James) Zolman, Muskegon, Mich., and Bill (Mary) Dorais, Redstone, Colo.; six grandchildren, Kyle (Tracie) Zolman, Ryan (Courtney) Zolman, Megan Zolman, Katie (Connor) Bailey, William (Laurie Densen) Dorais, and Whitney Dorais; and nine great grandchildren.  He was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 188 W. Sinclair, Wabash, with Father Sextus Don officiating.  Entombment will be in the Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call Friday, Feb. 14, from 12-1:30 p.m. at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave. Wabash.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Honeywell House.

The memorial guest book for William may be signed at



Posted on 2014 Feb 10