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Ronald L. Sampo

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 5th, 2013

Ronald Sampo
LA MOILLE - Ronald L. Sampo, 80, of LaMoille died Jan. 29, 2013 at his residence.

Mass of Christian burial was held at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 2 at St. Patrick’s Church, Arlington with Rev. Patrick Fixsen officiating. Burial was at Union Cemetery, LaMoille Township with military rites by VFW Post 4079. Visitation was from 4-7 p.m. on Feb. 1 at the Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota.

Mr. Sampo was born April 12, 1932 in Toulon to Barto “Butch” and Winifred (Brain) Sampo. He married Carol Fundell on Dec. 26, 1953 in Cherry.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Debra King of Mendota and Donna Clinton of LaMoille; five grandchildren, Heather Dober of Van Orin, Casey (Ramon) Torres of La Salle, Matthew King of La Salle, Douglas Sampo of Arizona and Steven Clinton of LaMoille; and three great grandchildren, Adam and Logan Dober and Avery Torres.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Dennis Sampo in 2006.

Mr. Sampo graduated from LaMoille High School in 1950 and attended American Institute of Technology, where he earned a degree in electrical engineering. He was chief engineer at Electrical Utilities Co. in La Salle and in 1980 was co-founder of Ronken Industries in Spring Valley where he served as president of the company until retiring in 1998. He served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War from December 1952 to August 1953. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, Arlington and Mendota VFW Post 4079. He was a longtime member of the Mendota Golf Club and enjoyed golfing and spending time with family and friends.

Memorials may be directed to the LaMoille-Clarion Library Fund or LaMoille Ambulance Service.

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