Dorothy Julia Sampson

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Sampson, Dorothy Julia

Dorothy Julia Sampson of Wisconsin Rapids passed away Monday July 21, 2014 of natural causes at her current residence in Beaver Dam.

Dorothy was born April 6, 1925 in Wisconsin Rapids to Alice McGregor Panzer and John Panzer. The Panzer family with Dorothy's brother Richard then settled in Rhinelander Wisconsin. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, and her husband Jerald James (Jim) Sampson of Wisconsin Rapids.

Dorothy was the long-time office manager at the local dental offices of doctors O.W. Koonz and O.O. Strawb. She also taught fifth grade Sunday School at the Wisconsin Rapids First Methodist Church for many years. Surviving family include: son Robert Gringle; daughter Susan Casper; and son John Sampson. Grandchildren include: Dale Casper; Vicki La Fond; Meredith Risk; Samuel Sampson; Diana Gringle; and Samantha Casper. She has six great-grandchildren.

A brief nondenominational graveside remembrance will be held at the Sampson family gravesite in Forest Hill Cemetery at 11:30 AM this Saturday August second. Those wishing to honor Dorothy Sampson's memory may contribute to their local chapter or the national ASPCA or PAWS.


Funeral Home
Ritchay Funeral Home
1950 12th St South Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-0847
(715) 423-1414
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Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Aug. 1, 2014