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Steven "Champ" Champion

Steven "Champ" Champion

August 6, 2019

Steven B. “Champ” Champion, 75, of Eau Claire, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at his home while under the care of his family and Heartland Hospice.

He was born January 31, 1944, in Eau Claire, WI to Philo and Eleanor Champion.  Champ married Nancy Lokken and had one child, Sadie Hulke. He was a liquor salesman for 35 years. After the liquor company closed, he worked for O’Reilly Auto Parts, formerly Sam’s Auto. After retirement, Champ and Nancy became “Winter Texans” with frequent trips to Mexico. He loved going to the deer hunting chalet and spending time with his good friends. Champ was a member of the Elks Club 402. He loved to travel, camp and spend time with his family and friends at O’Neil Creek campground.  His family meant the world to him along with many friends.

Champ was preceded in death by his parents; and his four brothers, Lowell, Ronald, Gary and Peter.

Champ is survived by his wife of 42 years, Nancy; daughter, Sadie (Jacob) Hulke; grandchildren, Carter and Josie Hulke; brother, Russel (Annette) Champion; nieces and nephews; and many close friends.

Champ’s family would like to thank Ann Estrana and Heartland Hospice for their loving care.

A Celebration of Champ’s life will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at Chippewa Valley Cremation Services – Celebration of Life Center, 1717 Devney Dr., Altoona (next to Charter Spectrum).  Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday at the Celebration of Life Center. Following the Celebration of Life there will be a time of fellowship and sharing at the Elks Lodge beginning at 6 p.m.  Burial will be held later at Rest Haven Cemetery in the Town of Washington.

Visitation

3-5 p.m. Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at Chippewa Valley Cremation Services – Celebration of Life Center, 1717 Devney Dr., Altoona (next to Charter Spectrum).

Service

5 p.m. Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at Chippewa Valley Cremation Services – Celebration of Life Center, 1717 Devney Dr., Altoona (next to Charter Spectrum).

Florist Information

Brent Douglas Floral - (715) 831-0997 - All flowers should be delivered to the Celebration of Life Center by 1 p.m. Tuesday

Condolences

  • Linda Stechmesser (Wathke) I'm so sorry to hear of Steve's passing used to know him through Dave & Connie Wathke but lost contact. Nancy my prayers are with you & Sadie.

    August 16 at 6:23pm

  • mitzy redman Steve was one of the happiest person I've known. When he would meet you he always had the biggest smile and hug for you. Happy trails Steve we'll see you up there someday Your friend Mitzy R

    August 13 at 10:23am

  • Deb (Flynn) Christianson Nancy, I am so very sorry to hear this news. Please know you have my deepest sympathy. Sending hugs.

    August 12 at 12:52pm

  • Lila Chamberlain Nancy and family,

    My deepest sympathies for the loss of Steve. Knowing him and all of you brings back some great memories. Please know that I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

    August 12 at 8:37AM

  • Grace Lokken Nancy, I’m so sorry for the passing of Champ! I will not be able to attend the service I’m so sorry but I’m sending prayers and God’s blessings to you and Sadie!! Love you, Grace

    August 10 at 9:34PM

  • Rick Rassbach Nancy, Sadie and family. Bonnie and I are saddened by the passing of a good friend. There are many great memories. Rick and Bonnie R.

    August 9 at 9:30AM

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