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William Cameron

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Born: February 02, 1952

Died: March 05, 2013

Services: Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Harvest Ev. Free Church, W7444 Hwy. 33, Beaver Dam.

Visitation: Friday, March 8, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Koepsell Funeral Home, N7199 N. Crystal Lake Road, Beaver Dam, and on Saturday, March 9th from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Harvest Ev. Free Church in Beaver Dam.

William (Bill) Garrald Cameron, 61, went to be with his Lord God on March 5, 2013 after a long and difficult fight with cancer, with his family by his side at his home in Juneau, WI.

The funeral service for Bill will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Harvest Ev. Free Church, W7444 Hwy. 33, Beaver Dam with Pastor Robert Johnson and Pastor Todd Werner officiating. A visitation will be held on Friday, March 8, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Koepsell Funeral Home, N7199 N. Crystal Lake Road, Beaver Dam and on Saturday, March 9th from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Harvest Ev. Free Church in Beaver Dam. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Beaver Dam. Graveside Military Honors will be conducted by the Beaver Dam American Legion Post # 146.

Bill was born to Garrald and Mildred (Zdenek) Cameron on February 2, 1952 in Yankton, SD. His father was an EMT and his mother was a supervisor at the Yankton State Hospital. He graduated from Yankton High School in 1970 and met and married the love of his life, Pamela J. Swanstrom, 3 years later. After high school Bill joined the army and was based in Hawaii. Upon completion of his army duties in 1976, he and Pam returned to the mainland to finish his degree from the South Dakota School of Mines, where he graduated in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. He then started working for John Deere and eventually settled in Juneau, WI. He spent over 30 years with John Deere in the engineering and regulations departments, finally retiring in May of 2012.

He was a member at Bible Baptist Church, now of Harmony Baptist Church. Bill had many tremendous accomplishments throughout his life, including designing and building his family a home from the ground up with the help of two of his sons and the rest of his family.

Bill is survived by his wife Pamela; his children: Laura (fiancÚ William Bilicki) Cameron, Matthew (Stephanie) Cameron, Sarah (Shawn) Neal, Caleb Cameron, Christine (Dustin) Erickson, Daniel (Rachel) Cameron, Suzanna (Jonathan) Rhine and David Cameron; his mother Mildred Cameron; his three brothers: Dick Cameron, Don (Diane) Cameron, and Scott (Maria) Cameron, and his sister Joan Stocking. He was blessed with eight grandchildren and is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Garrald Cameron and his brother Bob.

Bill was a loving and wonderful husband and father, who was loved greatly and will be missed immensely by all who had the honor of knowing him.

Koepsell Funeral and Cremation Services in Beaver Dam is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.koepsellfh.com.

Location: Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home- Beaver Dam (Map)

Church: Harvest Ev. Free Church-Beaver Dam (Map)

Posted at: 3/11/2013 1:25:46 PM By: Gail Morrisn

Email Address: gail.morrison@lcbhs.net

I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was a great person in the eyes of many, God Bless you through this very sad loss. He shall be deeply missed by so many people.

Posted at: 3/10/2013 4:34:43 PM By: Donna Kaiser

Email Address: dmkaiser@iw.net

I was so sorry to hear about Bill. My condolences go out to his family. He was a great neighbor and classmate. The Class of 1970 will surely miss him.

Posted at: 3/9/2013 4:26:25 PM By: Mary L. Zweber

Email Address: zweberm@earthlink.net

I was saddened to read about Bill's death. My condolences to Pam and to all of his family and friends. Bill and his family were an important part of my childhood. I have great memories of neighborhood baseball with Billy, Bobby, Dicky, Donny, and Joanie. It was always apparent that Bill would be an admirable man. Sending love to Millie who has suffered more loss than any mother should have to.

Posted at: 3/9/2013 4:18:57 PM By: Veronica Zweber

Email Address: vemz 57@gmail.com

I am so sorry to hear about Bill's passing. I grew up with the Cameron's in Yankton. Bill was a great guy and family man. May you find comfort in knowing that he is not suffering any longer & is in God's LOVING CARE!!! PEACE Be With You During This Time of SORROW.

Posted at: 3/9/2013 3:27:41 PM By: Wayne Schneider

Email Address: weskmschneider@charter.net

Kate and I want to extend our most sincere condolences to the family. We will keep the family in our prayers. An Engineering friend.

Posted at: 3/9/2013 9:49:28 AM By: Ken Kloucek

Email Address: kojak@hcinet.net

With deepest sympathy. Our prayers and thoughts are with Pam, Mildred and the whole family at the this time.
Ken and Joyce Kloucek and family
Scotland SD

Posted at: 3/8/2013 11:24:45 AM By: Jean (Uhing) Merchen

Email Address: jeanmerchen@gmail.com

I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy during this difficult time.

Posted at: 3/7/2013 10:45:37 PM By: Susan Flint Cremer

Email Address: Jscremer@nvc.net

Pam and family, my sincerest condolences at your loss. He will be missed by many. I am so glad I was able to meet up with him again at our reunion. May you find peace in the memories you have of a wonderful man.

Posted at: 3/7/2013 9:28:00 PM By: Mallory Acers Hagen

Email Address: wes-mal@hotmail.com

My deepest condolences to you, Pam, and to your family. Bill was a wonderful classmate & friend, and his courage will be remembered by all who knew him.
May God keep you all in His loving hands!
Mallory Hagen, Yankton Class of 1970

Posted at: 3/7/2013 1:48:28 PM By: Rick & Dee Kuhlman

Email Address: hawkette1us@yahoo.com

Pamela and family, you are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May Christ bless you with His peace, strength and faith. Love, Rick & Dee

Posted at: 3/7/2013 1:11:56 PM By: Jim Stengle

Email Address: jstengle@frontier.com

RIP, Bill Cameron. -- Jim Stengle, YHS Class of 1970

Posted at: 3/7/2013 9:56:55 AM By: Karl & Linda Friesen

Email Address: Friesensinca@sympatico.ca

Pam, our deepest sympathies to you and the family. I enjoy the memories of working together with Bill in Horicon and Williamsburg. During the time of Bill's battle, I found strength in his positive attitude. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted at: 3/7/2013 9:02:40 AM By: Pam Cimpl Tiede

Email Address: ptiede@minnehahacounty.org

Bill's family is in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. He was a great classmate. Pam Cimpl Tiede---member of the Yankton High School Class of 1970.