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William T. Campion - 02/26/36 - 03/18/06
  
WILLIAM T. CAMPION
Elm Grove, WI
c/o Becker Ritter
14075 West North Avenue
Brookfield, WI 53005
 

published on March 22, 2006

WILLIAM T. CAMPION

70. Passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2006 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Kris and Glen Rivers in Winter Park, Florida.

He is survived by Ginger, his loving wife of 47 years; his sister, Shirley Peterson from Des Moines, Iowa, Kris and Glen Rivers and their four children Jeremiah, Callie, Austin and Spencer; his son and daughter-in-law Tom and Karen and their daughter Kayla from Charlotte, North Carolina; his son and daughter-in-law John and Sharon Erwin and their daughters Emma and Shannon from Racine, and his son and daughter in law Rob and Laura (Aguilar) and their sons Bryan and Eli from Brookfield, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Luella and William Campion and his in-laws Myrtis and Claire Stallman. Bill is fondly remembered by special friends Bill Groth, Steve Stewart, Tom Nevers, Tom Curtis, Bettye Rivers, Mary Weinfurter and Mary Pat Siewert.

Born on February 26, 1936 in Des Moines, Iowa, he graduated from the University of Iowa where he met the love of his life, Ginger and fostered his life-long enthusiasm for the Iowa Hawkeyes. He received an M.S. Degree in Physical Therapy from Iowa. His career in Physical Therapy spanned over 40 years and included several highly successful business creations spawned by his entrepreneurial spirit and a love and passion for his profession. Bill was a pioneer in the areas of PT private practice and contract services, but never strayed far from his love of patient care. Bill loved to be outside, enjoying years of family vacations at the cottage and at the beach. Music was a source of great joy in his life as were his beloved pets. Through his passion for golf, he met and treasured the friendship of his many golfing buddies. Ultimately, what brought him the greatest satisfaction was spending time with his family. Whether playing countless games of basketball or attending numerous activities with his grandkids, Bill was always happiest when he was with his family.

Throughout his journey, Bill taught us the meaning of courage as he bore his burden of cancer with grace, humor and dignity. He refused to see himself as a cancer victim and continued to travel and live life to the fullest.

Visitation at the Funeral Home on Monday, March 27 from 4 PM until the time of Memorial Service at 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Elmbrook Humane Society or a charity of your choice appreciated.

Sympathy Expressions & Directions. http://www.beckerritter.com/

BECKER RITTER

14075 W North Ave

Brookfield, WI 53005

(262)782-5330

Notes from 1954 North Des Moines High School Yearbook (June Class)

CAMPION, William Thomas, Jr. "Wild Bill"
Student Council President 8; Social Committee 4, 5, 6; Athletic Committee 3, 4, 5, 6, 7; Chairman 6; Latin Club 5, 6; Hi-Y Club 4; Basketball 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8; Golf 3, 4; Track 5; Home Room President 7; Vice President 6; Senior Class Prom Committee 8; Oracle Reporting 7, 8; Polar Bear Editorial Staff 8.


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