William Joseph Champion

November 12, 1952 - January 30, 2019

William's Obituary

William J. Champion

Ypsilanti, MI

Age 66


William Champion suffered a heart attack and passed away at home on January 30, 2019.  He was born in Detroit, Michigan on November 12, 1952 to Howard and Cecilia Champion.  He married Theresa Neau in 1978.  He held a bachelor’s degree in Botany and a master’s degree in Geriatric Care, but worked primarily as a residential painter.  Bill spent his life in service to God and the communities to which he belonged.  He served as an active member in the Word of God Community for over 50 years, was a notable presence at Christ the King Catholic Church since its founding, and proudly belonged to the Knights of Columbus.  In each of these communities and for many other local charities and schools he volunteered for anything he could do to help, ever generous and cheerful.  For the past six years he has given of himself, acting with patience and gentleness as the primary caregiver for his wife, Theresa, whose battle with Alzheimer’s has progressed rapidly.  In addition to his wife, Theresa, he is survived by his brothers: Richard, John, Chris, Tom, and Paul Champion and his sister, Mary Ann Logsdon.  He leaves behind his children: Cathy, Michael, John, Greg, David, and Sarah, as well as 11 grandchildren.  There will be a visitation at Janowiak Funeral Home, 320 N.Washington St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197 on Sunday, February 3, 2019  from 4:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m with a short Memorial Service at 6:00 p.m.  The funeral Mass will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church on Monday, February 4, 2019,  at 11:00 a.m, preceded by additional visitation time starting at 10:00 a.m.


Janowiak Funeral Home, Geer-Logan Chapel
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  • 320 N. Washington St.
    Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

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Christ the King Catholic Church
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  • 4000 Ave Maria Drive
    Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105