Richard “Skip” M. Champlin

Canton – Richard “Skip” M. Champlin, 73, of Canton, passed away at 2:50 PM on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at his residence. He was born on May 30, 1944 in Canton to Hermis “Red” and Freda (Powell) Champlin. He married Connie Mitzelfelt on July 22, 1977 at the Church of Brethren in Canton, she survives.

Also surviving is one son, James Champlin of Canton; two grandchildren, Nicole and Tori Champlin of Canton; one brother, Bob Champlin of Canton; one step-brother, Bill Slack; and several nieces and nephews.

Skip was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Ronald and Derrick Champlin.

Skip worked at International Harvester and later worked at Walmart where he retired. He was a member of the Elks Lodge in Canton and loved motorcycles and fishing. He served in the Army during Vietnam.

Services will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Rev. Kevin Kessler will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton, IL. A visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Friday, June 1, 2018 at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association. To view Skip’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to

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7 Responses to Richard “Skip” M. Champlin

  1. Larry and Cindy Lawver says:

    So sorry for your loss, keeping you in our thoughts and prayers

  2. Jan Hannam says:

    So sorry to hear of Skips passing. We always enjoyed seeing him when he came in to pick up tenderloins from us at Dairy Dream.

  3. Jen Price says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man who was part of an amazing family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  4. Nancy and Larry Sprague says:

    So sorry for your loss. I have known Skip for a long time. He and my brother, Danny Jones was best friends and we went to school together. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Tara Ann says:

    Nicole we are so sorry Skip was a great man. I’ll miss hm coming in and giving me a hard time at work. I’m thankful to got to k ow him and got to work with him.

  6. Marilyn Anderson says:

    I’m so very sorryi. Such a nice man

  7. Michael Case says:

    My greatest memories growing up revolve around the house on Anderson Place. We boys had a bunch of Fathers to guide us and Skip was always there when we needed him. Connie (my other mother) and Jim (my other brother) I love you and my heart is heavy. May God watch over you and comfort you.

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