William C. Chapman

Date of Death: Aug 28, 2017
William C. Chapman

1945 - 2017

William C. Chapman (Bill), 71, of Fox Lake, passed away peacefully at Beaver Dam Community Hospital on Monday August 28, 2017 while surrounded by loved ones.

Bill was born the son of Helen (O’ Brian) and William Chapman on November 6, 1945 in Evergreen Park, Illinois. He married the love of his life Julie Chapman (Custer) on July 28, 1984 who he celebrated 33 years of marriage with after the couple met in Chicago. He dedicated 37 years of his life to the United States Postal Service where he retired in 2000. Bill spent his winter travelling to Florida with Julie where they spent their time enjoying outdoor activities such as long distance biking, camping, kayaking, skiing, fishing, and golfing. Following retirement, he devoted his time to mowing the lawn in specific patterns, working out at the YMCA, playing poker with his Kuno Trail buddies, and a good glass of Crowne Royal Black. He fulfilled a lifelong dream watching the Chicago Cubs win the World Series in 2016. Bill was a friend that a friend would like to have. He dedicated his time and commitment to each and every family member and friend and will be remembered for his sense of humor and witty personality. He was loved by many and will be remembered by all who met him.

Bill is survived by his wife, Julie; daughters, Jamie (Blake Scadden) and Jeanne (Brad Carpenter); grandchildren, Aubrey, Gabby, Hayley, Ashley, Christian, Ethan, Ronan, and Kanan; sister, Linda (Tom Zieske) as well as many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jack.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.


Funeral services for William C. Chapman will be held Friday, September 1, 2017 at 12 noon at Annunciation Catholic Church in Fox Lake with Fr. John Radetski officiating.

Special Thanks

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the Beaver Dam Oncology staff for their support and friendship.



  1. Brad Ingram Says: August 30, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Bill was such a nice man. I enjoyed our talks at the YMCA. Always a warm smile.
    I did not know him well but we always made a point to chat when we saw each other in the gym. Definitly part of my ‘Y FAMILY”

    Gods speed

  2. Wendy DeMotts Says: August 30, 2017 at 10:21 am

    So sorry for you loss. Bill was such a nice person and was always ready to give a hug. My sympathy to you Julie and to the family members.

  3. Judy & Jack Millerick Says: August 30, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Julie, Jack and I are so terribly sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and pray that your many years of beautiful family memories will comfort you.

  4. Cheryl Brieman Says: August 30, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Bill will be deeply missed by his Chief Kuno neighbors. He was definitely the nicest man on the trail with one of the best hugs anyone could give. His smile and kind personality will always be remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Julie and family.

  5. Deborah Carpenter Says: August 31, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Nana, Jim, and I send our condolences to the Family. Bill was a Great Man and you could tell he Loved his family and liked everyone he met. ?????

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