William "Bill" D. Voorhees III
July 14, 1954 - November 13, 2020
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William ‘Bill’ D. Voorhees III, 66, of West Layette, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly at his home on November 13, 2020. He was born July 14, 1954, in Seattle, Washington, to the late William D. Voorhees II and Selma (Schurmann) Voorhees. Bill received his B.A. Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College in 1976, and Ph.D. from…

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Jay Goldberg left a message on November 20, 2020:
To the entire Voorhees family, please accept my deepest condolences. Brilliant, kind, thoughtful with an excellent sense of humor (you had to be alert when he had a camera in his hands). Always loved hearing about the farm and all the daily chores, "Buffalo" burgers or whatever community activity he was involved with...but where we really shared common ground was talking about that black typewriter in his office. Rest in peace Bill.
Chris Ramsey left a message on November 20, 2020:
Dear Voorhees Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Bill at the Biomedical Engineering Center back in the mid-late 1980s. He was pleasure to work with and I am sure will be missed by many. Chris Ramsey
Kira Cooper Wortman left a message on November 19, 2020:
My deepest condolences to the entire Voorhees family. I worked for Cook at MED Institute for many years, and always enjoyed the opportunities I had to work with Bill. The first project Bill asked me to help him with almost fourteen years ago was to flesh out a mentoring program concept - he explained his vision, gave me a couple of books that he thought might help, and asked me to start putting together ideas for him to consider. In hindsight, his interest in that project spoke volumes about him. Bill believed sincerely in bringing others along, in growing people in service of a common cause. It is poetry: Bill gave me an opportunity to learn and grow by working through a project intended to facilitate the growth of others. Bill paved the way for me to contribute at different levels during my time with Cook. Bill made a real difference in my life. Bill was kind, generous, and had a subdued but delightful sense of humor. In the Geddes Way building, he always had pictures of the family in his office, and was so quick to share updates about the kids or the farm critters. We gratefully purchased Voorhees eggs for the brief period they were sold in the aughts, and to this day, they've been the best eggs we ever had. Plenty of wonderful people work at Cook, but Bill was truly loved and respected by his team. Bill was a staunch defender of the honored MED maxim of Do It Right the First Time. He believed in quality, in integrity, and doing the right thing for the right reasons.
Dawn Johnston and Bryan Pijanowski left a message on November 19, 2020:
Our deepest condolences to Chris, Matthew, Luke and Catharine, as well as to the extended family. Bill was a kind, decent and honorable man who made a difference in this world and whose loss will be keenly felt by many. We wish the family peace and strength, as you mourn the loss of one so dear and as you celebrate and remember Bill’s life and legacy.
Jarin Kratzberg left a message on November 19, 2020:
My deepest condolences to the Voorhees family. Bill was a great mentor to so many at Cook and his passion for helping patients was tremendous. I still remember my first encounter with Bill and his discussion with me on the impact of the work we do. He will be sorely missed by so many.
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Laura Hale left a message on November 19, 2020:
Chris and family, I just want to tell you how utterly sorry I am for your loss. I will always carry memories of him working over the grill flipping buffalo burgers and keeping things going. He had such a great smile and along with the other long time buffalo burger flippers, pulled in kids like my son, Isaiah, when old enough to that right of passage and cooking burgers. Meat and fire, what more could a teenager ask for? Such a great memory. Again I am so sorry.
Kim Stoughton left a message on November 19, 2020:
My deepest condolences to the Voorhees family. Bill was always a kind and thoughtful coworker and will be missed.
Andi Weller left a message on November 19, 2020:
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Andi Weller left a message on November 19, 2020:
My deepest sympathies. I pray for peace and comfort during this difficult time. Bill will be greatly missed.
Dominic C. left a message on November 18, 2020:
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Kimberly Koning left a message on November 18, 2020:
To the Entire Voorhees Family, You have my families (Koning), sincerest sympathy. I cannot find the words to express how I am truly feeling. Bill was not just my colleague, but a friend. I could definitely tell on the day I met him, that we would get along. He has been an inspiration to me, as I may not have an ability to put in 30 years with MED Institute, I would like to think I have the power to make this company my home as Bill did. Family is everything! Bill made quirky comments to me from time to time, and I know that we both smiled about those. Hugs to all.
Mitchell Patrick Turley left a message on November 18, 2020:
Bill contributed so much to MED and the greater Cook family through his work and mentorship. His impact can be felt through the lives that were saved through the projects that he worked on. Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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