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William James Singpiel

William James Singpiel

William James Singpiel, 57 of Cloquet lost his battle with early onset Frontotemporal Dementia on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 in New Perspective Assisted Living with his loving family and friends by his side. He was born October 11, 1961 in Cloquet to Wayne and Audrey (Hella) Singpiel. Bill graduated from Cloquet High School in 1980. He married Nancy Dummer on August 18, 1984 and they made their home in Duluth. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy from the College of St. Scholastica in 1985. Bill worked at Essentia Health in Duluth as a Physical Therapist until he received his Master's Degree in Health Care Administration in 1992 and worked his way up to Director of Clinic Operations. In 1997 they moved to Cloquet and in 2013 to the Twin Cities before returning to Cloquet in 2018.

Bill was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church where he was active in church leadership, various committees, and Lutheran Via de Cristo. He enjoyed golfing, traveling to Montana to visit family, fishing, serving the Lord, and spending quality time with his family. He was a loving, compassionate and kind man which was reflected in his service to others.

Bill was preceded in death by his father, Wayne; and parents-in-law, Stan and Gladys Dummer.

He is survived and will be sadly missed by his wife of 34 years, Nancy; daughter, Jenna (Ian) Peterson of Hopkins; son, Derek (Gretta) Singpiel of Cloquet; mother, Audrey Singpiel of Cloquet; brother, Robert Singpiel of Cloquet; and his first grandchild due in October.

Visitation: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 24th in Atkins Northland Funeral Home, Cloquet. Visitation will continue from 10 until the 11:00 a.m. funeral service Monday, February 25th in Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Cloquet. A time of lunch and fellowship will follow. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery in St. Peter on Tuesday. Memorials preferred to Our Savior's Lutheran Church or MN Lutheran Via de Cristo. To sign the guest book and offer an online tribute, see