Jeffery P. Champion, 41, of Eau Claire passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 1, 2023, at his home.

Jeff was born on December 30, 1981, to Craig and Beverly (Dodge) Champion in Eau Claire, WI.

Jeff is survived by his wife, Jamie Champion (Foris) and sons, Parker (12) and Paxton (8) of Eau Claire, WI. He is also survived by his father, Craig Champion; his in laws, Howard, and Kristen Foris; his sister, Wendy Champion; and his niece, Nicole Espeseth. He also leaves behind many special aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends.

Jeff was preceded in death by his mother, Beverly Champion, and his grandparents.

Jeffery enjoyed the simple things in life. He spent his time creating and fiddling with many different things in his beloved garage. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating, woodworking, gardening, and most of all spending time with his boys. He passed his love for nature and critters on to his sons. He will be greatly missed by everyone.

A visitation will be Sunday, July 9th, 2023, from 1:00- 4:00 pm at Smith Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers please send donations to We will have a celebration of life following the visitation at the Do-Dodge-Inn at 1339 Menomonie St., Eau Claire, WI.


  1. Dear Kris and family,

    My heart is just breaking for all of you and I am speechless. Please know you all are in my thoughts everyday during this difficult time and let me know if you need anything or how I can help , Deb

  2. So very sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers to Craig and family 🙏 keep your memories close to your heart ❤️ Randy and Peggy Christopherson

  3. Love you Jamie and my heart is breaking for you and the boys. I know there is nothing anyone can say to make it better, just know that I’ve been though it and only time can heal

  4. Our sincere condolences over the death of Jeff. May God surround those he loved with strength to carry on.

  5. Our thoughts & prayers are going out to your families. Such an unexpected sorrow… Craig, if you need anything please call. All our love to you.

  6. Jamie, we, as a society don’t handle death well. Life is all we know and we cling to it. I’ve read a lot of books about near-death experiences and the hereafter sounds breathtakingly wonderful. Your family is heavy on my heart. I promise your heart will heal and you won’t feel this way forever. Love to you, your boys and all who loved Jeff.

  7. Jeff was a good man and a true friend. I know how rare it is to find those things. He will be forever missed.

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