NEGAUNEE, MI – William Crider ‘Bill’ Humphrey, MD, 88, a longtime resident of Negaunee, passed away peacefully at Maison Trillium on Sunday August 22, 2021, under the loving care of his family and UP Home Health & Hospice .
Bill was born in Harpster, Ohio on March 31, 1933 and attended Kenyon College and the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. He completed a residency and internship at Detroit Recoming Hospital, then moved to the Upper Peninsula in 1962.
Bill has always been known as a gentleman who was a good listener, avid reader, and fiercely independent. He will be remembered for his patience and generosity. Bill loved fly fishing and became an expert in fly tying. For several years, he retained a private pilot’s license and served as the 3rd Class Aviation Medical Examiner for the FAA. He also enjoyed pottery and gardening, and was an excellent carpenter who made a lot of furniture for his home and for the family camp on Lake George in Baraga County. Bill also enjoyed cooking and traveling with his wife Jean. For many years, they spent three weeks each spring and fall in the Canadian wilderness in a secluded cabin in Ontario, where they fished and enjoyed the solitude and peace of the northern woods. One of their fondest memories is a trip to Greece. Bill was also a certified diver. Bill and Jean were avid tennis players and cross-country skiers. Bill has participated in many ski marathons over the years. More recently, he honed his skills as a Duplicate Bridge player, forming many good friendships along the way.
He began his general practice in surgery and obstetrics in Negaunee and worked at the Bell Hospital in Ishpeming and the former St. Mary’s and St. Luke’s hospitals in Marquette. He became the first diplomat of the American Academy of Family Medicine at Bell Hospital and was instrumental in establishing the family medicine residency program at Marquette. Bill was an active preceptor in the Michigan State Medical Society program, helping to train many medical students. Dr Humphrey has had many professional accomplishments including serving as Chief of Staff at Bell Hospital, Secretary / Treasurer of Marquette / Alger Medical Society, Medical Director of two nursing homes, and instructor in the Advanced Trauma Life program. Support. He practiced medicine in Marquette County for 52 years before retiring in 2014. Even after his retirement, Bill remained abreast of current medical practices and enjoyed reading medical journals and discussing modern treatments with his colleagues, especially his longtime partners, Dr Michael Grossman, Dr Wayne. Carlson and Dr Hilary Metcalf.
Bill was predeceased by his wife of 46 years, Jean Bingham Humphrey; his parents, William and Jane Humphrey; his sister, Anne Zook; his beloved son, Charles Humphrey; and his grandson, Corrin Humphrey.
Her three children survive: Jane Humphrey, William (Ellen) Humphrey and Elizabeth Humphrey; her three stepchildren: Walter Karl Hansen, Helen (Michael) Grossman and Amy Hansen; his 14 grandchildren: Veronica (Matthew) Cinquegrani, David Tobar, Maria (Nicholas) Michl, Forrest Humphrey, Elizabeth Tobar, Wesley (Hope) Humphrey, Andrea Humphrey, Sarah (Per) Oloffson-Hansen, Erik (Karin) Hansen, Henry Hansen, Benjamin (Beth) Grossman, Rachael Grossman, Riley McCorkell, Emily (Anthony) Yanarella; and 12 great-grandchildren: Lia Teresi Tobar, Isabella Cinquegrani, Magdalena Cinquegrani, River Michl, Viviann Rose Michl, Artemis Hansen, Bellatrix Hansen, Walter Elias Olof Hansen, Oscar Olof Hansen, August Hansen, Harlan Yanarella and Louis Hansen.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Carp River Gardens, 73 Heritage Drive, Negaunee, MI, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, September 6, 2021.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter (UPAWS) at https://upaws.org, Trillium Hospice House at https: // trilliumhospicehou se.org or to the American Society of Suicide Prevention at https: // suicidepreventionl ifeline.org.
Dr Humphrey’s memorial page can be viewed at koskeyfuneralhome.com.