HURON — William Sumption, 65, of Huron, died on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Huron Regional Medical Center. His memorial service will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Welter Funeral Home in Huron with burial of his cremated remains at a later date at the Frederick Cemetery. Visitation with family present will be Saturday afternoon one hour prior to the service. Visit www.welterfuneralhome.com.
William Walden Sumption was born Jan. 14, 1948, in Frederick, to Guy and Lois (Gabel) Sumption. He graduated from Barnard High School in 1966. In 1972, he graduated from Northern State College in Aberdeen with degrees in accounting, business management, economics, and marketing. He was president of Pi Beta Lamda.
He was a bank auditor in Minneapolis, and later became part owner in Hanson Distributing in Bloomington, Minn.
He was one of foosball’s earliest stars. He earned a 1975 world mixed doubles title with Hall of Famer Karen Gilliland, and was the first person inducted into the Foosball Hall of Fame.
He is survived by his two children, Eric (Leyla) Sumption of Monroe, Wash., and Jennifer (Chris) Leonard of Bothell, Wash.; three grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Sumption of Aberdeen, and Les Sumption of Bath; three sisters, Darlys Miller of Iowa, Delores Kramer of Worthington, Minn., and Janet Pence of Aberdeen; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.For the complete article see the 03-29-2013 issue.
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