St. Louis | Sunday, February 28 2010
Born Aug. 17, 1925 in Freeman Spur, Ill., he was the son of John and Helen (Nocek) Compa.
The U.S. Navy veteran served during World War II, and was a member of the East Alton American Legion, Post #794. He also had been a member of the Ring Hoedowners Square Dance Club.
He married Virginia Berg Aug. 27, 1949 in St. Louis. She passed away July 29, 2008.
He worked as a supervisor for McDonnell-Douglas, retiring in 1981 after 38 years.
He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Lanie Champa of Kirkwood, Mo. and Larry and Cheryl Champa of East Alton; four grandchildren, Lindy Moore and her husband Jake, Tracee Champa, Amanda Armon and her husband Keith, and Jennifer Champa; two sisters, Laura Scheidwind of California and Alice Nava of Fenton, Mo.; and a brother, Carl Siwik of St. Charles, Mo.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Mary Walker, Martha Chisenhall, and Mildred Shelton; and two brothers, John and Joseph Champa.
Visitation will be Friday, March 5 from 4-8 p.m. at Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 6. Cremation and inurnment will follow.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Paynic Home for Funerals