Roland William “Bill” Humphrey, 88, joined his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in heaven on Christmas morning, December 25, 2021. He passed peacefully with his wife, Dorothy (Reaves) by his side.
Bill was born on February 4, 1933, in Brady, NE to Frank W and Sylvia (Burnside) Humphrey. His family later moved to Ogallala, NE were Bill graduated from high school.
At age 17, he joined the Navy and served from 1950 to 1953. While stationed in Millington, TN, Bill met Dorothy. They were married on Easter Sunday, April 13, 1952, in Memphis, TN. Bill was later stationed on the USS Curtis, which served as the flagship during the Hydrogen bombing at Eniwetok.
After leaving the Navy in 1953 Bill and Dorothy settled down in Memphis, TN, where he began his career as an accountant. Bill was transferred several times during his 37-year career working in Des Moines, IA, Green Bay, WI and Milwaukee, WI.
Bill retired in 1992 and settled in Green Bay. He was very active in church serving in several positions over the years. He also enjoyed gardening, puzzles, playing cards and feeding “his” birds.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Sylvia and his older brother, Robert.
Bill is survived by Dorothy, his wife of 69 years and his younger brother Roger (Nancy) Humphrey. His children Debra Diane Humphrey, Green Bay; Roland Steven (Belinda) Humphrey, Green Bay; Marshall (Elizabeth) Humphrey, Fort Worth, TX and Mary (Gerald) Ahlswede, Manitowoc, WI. He was also survived by 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the family had a private service in Green Bay, WI and a graveside service with Military honors in Memphis, TN.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the caregivers and volunteers of Unity Hospice and Unity Care Companions for the care and compassion shown towards Bill.
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Lyndahl Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Green Bay is assisting the family with arrangements.
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