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Obituary for Dr. William J. Simpson
DR. WILLIAM J. SIMPSON, 59, of Morrison, IL, died Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa, City, IA. Bill was born on January 14, 1955, in Breckenridge, MN, to William L. and Alice M. (Petersen) Simpson. He was a 1973 graduate of Mitchell High School in Mitchell, SD. He received a Bachelor of Science degree, and then in 1981 received a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from Creighton University in Omaha, NE. On December 18, 1976 he married Deanna K. Lehman in Mitchell, SD. Bill moved to Morrison in 1981 where he practiced general dentistry for 33 years. He was a member of the American Dental Association, a member and past president of the Whiteside-Lee Dental Society, a member of the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists. He served on the board of trustees of the Illinois Dental Society, and also served on the Insurance Council of the American Dental Association. He served on the board of directors of Morrison Community Hospital, and for 29 years served on the Sauk Valley Community College Board, where he was a past board chairman. Bill was a member of the Morrison Lions Club and was an avid golfer. Survivors include his wife, Deanna; one son, Scott Simpson of Charleston, SC; his mother, Alice Simpson of Phoenix, AZ; two brothers, Jim (Kathy) Simpson of Omaha, NE and Scott (Megan) Simpson of Phoenix, AZ. He was preceded in death by his father, William L. Simpson; one sister, Jean Gray.
FUNERAL SERVICE: 3:00 PM Sunday " December 21, 2014 at the Morrison United Methodist Church " Morrison, ILOFFICIATING: Rev. Ryan Sutton " Pastor: Morrison United Methodist Church " Morrison, ILVISITATION: 1:00 " 4:00 PM Saturday " December 20, 2014 at the Morrison Chapel " Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeINTERMENT: Hansen Desert Hills Memorial Park " Scottsdale, AZ