Traverse City’s William (Bill) Fernandez died last Saturday unexpectedly while on vacation in Chicago. Bill will be remembered for his central involvement in Traverse City’s Trout Unlimited chapter (the Adams Chapter), and his service for many years as chapter president. Bill was passionate about Trout Unlimited, and about his property on the South Branch of the Au Sable, and will be remembered for his service in support of habitat and of trout in Northern Michigan.

The Traverse City Record-Eagle has printed both a short article on his passing, along with an official obituary. Visitation is scheduled for this Sunday, March 21, from 1 PM to 2 PM, with a funeral service to follow at 2 PM at the Hagerty Center, on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College. Memorial contributions can be directed to the Adams Chapter of Trout Unlimited — Children’s Activities Fund, to the Father Fred Foundation, or to a charity of your choice.