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.