William Simpson, 90

Consultant and sales engineer for HVAC industry

Opinion: Obituaries

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William H. Simpson, 90, of Oak Park, died on July 31, 2015. Born on July 17, 1925, he was a 1946 graduate of Newark College of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. He spent a majority of his career, more than 59 years, working in the Chicago area as a consultant and sales engineer in the HVAC industry. Prior to meeting and marrying his wife, Bonnie, he was a co-leader of Oak Park Boy Scout Troop 9 for 11 years and used his experience in scouting to share a love of the outdoors with his daughters. 

An avid Chicago Bears fan, he could always be found on game day coaching the team from the couch and occasionally from the stands. He spent the last seven years of his life living with his daughters and their families. During that time he enjoyed weekend excursions and going on vacations. His family, especially his grandchildren, was the most important part of his life. 

William Simpson is survived by his daughters, Cindy (Christopher Frauens) and Jennifer (Toby) Conway; his grandchildren, Nathan and Emily Conway; and his many friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie (nee Kirk). 

Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 5 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Oak Park's Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., where services will be held on Thursday, Aug. 6 at 10:30 a.m., followed by interment at Forest Home Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Boy Scouts of America at www.scouting.org would be appreciated by the family. 

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