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William "Bill" LeCompte

Visitation:
Thursday, April 26, 2012
4:00 PM until 6:00 PM
Kearns Funeral Service
3146 Kimball Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50702



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WATERLOO - It is with great sadness that the family of William “Bill” Donald LeCompte announce his passing.

Mr. LeCompte, 73, of Waterloo, died Thursday, March 29, at Allen Memorial Hospital, Waterloo, of natural causes. He was born Apr. 29, 1938, in Urbanna, VA.

Mr. LeCompte grew up in Virginia and played football at Middlesex High School, graduating in 1959. He served a four-year apprenticeship at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, graduating in 1963. He was certified as a Wood Patternmaker. He worked for Caterpillar Tractor in Peoria, Illinois before moving to Waterloo in 1967 to work for John Deere Engine Works in Waterloo, Iowa. After he retired from John Deere, Mr LeCompte enjoyed reading, working with computers and following NASCAR and football, among other hobbies.

Mr. LeCompte was a member of the NRA, the Republican Party, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He treasured his relationships with his family, who remember him as a kind and generous father and grandfather.

He is survived by one daughter, Carrie Ellen LeCompte of San Francisco, CA; one son, William David LeCompte, married to Stephanie, and three grandchildren, William Nathaniel, Meta Camille, and Caroline Stella LeCompte, all of Whitefish, Montana. Mr. LeCompte is also survived by his two sisters, Barbara Nelson of Remlik, VA., and Joan (Robert) Daughtery of Quinton, VA.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, William Frederick and Gladys Wyatt LeCompte of Middlesex County, Virginia.

A celebration of Mr. LeCompte’s life will be held on Thursday, April 26th, 2012 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Huisman-Schumacher Chapel at 3146 Kimball Ave in Waterloo, Iowa.

Memorial donations may be made to:
The NRA Foundation’s Eddie Eagle Program.
Donations can be sent to
The NRA Office of Advancement,
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, Virginia 22030.
Please write “in memory of Bill LeCompte” in the memo section of the check.
or
The Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation
Diabetes Action
PO Box 34635
Bethesda, MD 20827
Please write “in memory of Bill LeCompte” in the memo section of the check.
202-333-4520
http://www.diabetesaction.org/

His family would like to thank Mallard Point Retirement Community of Cedar Falls, Iowa for providing him good friends and fond memories the last few years of his life.

“Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.”



 


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