William R. "Bill" Simpson

Dates

June 20, 1933 - December 18, 2014

Obituary

 

William “Bill” Simpson was born June 20, 1933 in Hiteman, IA to Ralph and Amelia (Leggett) Simpson.  He attended school and graduated from high school in Knoxville, IA.  On September 14, 1958 he married Phyllis Coulter in Coon Rapids, IA.

He worked with Savings & Loan Associations in Des Moines and Ames, IA before moving to Mitchell, SD in November of 1968. He managed the Mitchell Home Savings & Loan Association.  During retirement, he was a self-employed painter, worked for Fischer Rounds & Associates and was the grounds keeper at the Prehistoric Indian Village in Mitchell.

He is survived by two children, Julie Backous, Aberdeen, SD and Mike Simpson, Aurora, CO; two grandchildren, Jessy Martinez, Aberdeen, SD and Taylor Simpson, Aurora, CO; two great grandchildren; a sister, Peggy Stevenson and a brother Ron Simpson both of Knoxville, IA; his Aunt Sally Simpson of Albia, IA; special friend, Linna Johnston, Mitchell, SD; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, JoAnna May; sister-in-law, Marilyn Simpson; brothers-in-law, Beryl Hall and Dean Stevenson and a niece, Linda Snell.

 


Visitation(s)

Date
Monday, December 22, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota

Service

Date
Monday, December 22, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota

Cemetery

Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota


Posted by Shirley Wuertzer on December 23, 2014
My sympathy to you Linna. so sorry for your loss.
Posted by Steven and Marianne Texley on December 20, 2014
Our deepest sympathy goes to the family of Bill. His many acts of kindness shown to us will not be forgotten. He was there to help and support us once again last summer. Peace to our dear friend.
Posted by Dennis Leischner on December 20, 2014
My deepest sympathies to Linna and Bill's family. He was one of the finest human beings I've ever known. So friendly and humorous he could make anyone feel comfortable. I respected most his willingness to give of himself when asked. Though we didn't meet often I will miss you Bill. Rest now my friend.
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