Harvey G. Samson
July 14, 1947 - October 9, 2021
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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Wednesday 10/20, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Harvey G. Samson, 74, passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at home after a nearly 3-year battle with bladder cancer.  He was born July 14, 1947, in Milwaukee, WI, to the late Oscar and Pearl (Waitsman) Samson.  After graduating from John Marshall High School in Milwaukee, he attended the Wisconsin State University Stevens Point…

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Liz Nevitt left a message on October 20, 2021:
I am so sorry to hear of Harvey's passing. He is now at peace, I know! Harvey was always willing to help young lawyers. When I was new to Wisconsin, he helped me several times and I will never forget that! Harvey and Nancy sat behind me at the Fox Cities PAC for several years, while I had season tickets. They were always fun to talk to! Harvey was truly a special person!! He is already missed by so many! I will not be able to attend the visitation tonight because of a hearing in a county 4.5 hours away at 3:45. I will be there in spirit. I will pray for Harvey and for Nancy, as well as the entire family.
Mike Kothbauer left a message on October 19, 2021:
Our deepest sympathy to the Samson family. Harvey was a long time customer and friend and he will be missed by Mike, Robyn and staff at Squire Hair Stylists.
Jim Bayorgeon left a message on October 17, 2021:
My condolences to the Samson family. Harvey was a good lawyer and a man of integrity. He was a credit to his profession and his community . He will be missed. Jim Bayorgeon
Jim Bayorgeon left a message on October 17, 2021:
My condolences to the Samson family. Harvey was a good lawyer and a man of integrity. He was a credit to his profession and his community . He will be missed. Jim Bayorgeon
Erin Davisson left a message on October 14, 2021:
Oh, I’m so sorry. Harvey was an absolute treasure and had such a knack for making people smile. Loved seeing him at the Christmas and Flag Day parades over the decades. Heartfelt sympathies to his family and all who loved him. ❤️❤️
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Heather C. McCombs left a message on October 13, 2021:
Harvey was my lawyer for 16 years and became an instrumental mentor. His honesty was hard to swallow in the early days but as I stuck with him, became words to live by that shaped my civic duty, commitment to family, and professional and personal demeanor. His judgement was so sound that I went to him for everything. The last time I contacted him in February, he was not taking any more cases and working to treat his cancer. It was then I realized that after 16 years of working with him he had taught me the skills that I needed to resolve matters successfully by myself. If there was a Harvey Samson foundation, I would donate generously for the rest of my life. God bless you Harvey and thanks for everything.
Beth Jasiak left a message on October 13, 2021:
My deepest condolence to Nancy and family. Harvey was a big part of our APD family, and his presence in the building and on the PFC will be so missed. Harvey always had a story, loved people and had a desire to serve. What a blessing to call him a friend.
Mary Easley left a message on October 13, 2021:
Will please know that you and your family are in my prayers and have my deepest condolences. Blessings to you .
Athelia Harris left a message on October 13, 2021:
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Jennifer Sheski left a message on October 13, 2021:
Nancy, Ben, and Will - I am sending every healing vibe I can! My thoughts are with you as your mourn! Harvey helped get me started on my paralegal journey and I am very grateful for his wisdoms and knowledge! He was truly an amazing man!
Jennifer Sheski left a message on October 13, 2021:
Harvey was a wonderful mentor and fantastic story teller! I learned so much from him! The world lost an amazing human! I am truly a better person because he touched my life!
Greg Carman left a message on October 13, 2021:
Rest in peace, old friend and high school classmate. Say hello to Dave Gorski for me.
Ellen Totzke left a message on October 13, 2021:
Heartfelt condolences to the Samson family. Harvey was an amazing supporter of the City of Appleton. God bless.
john Claypool left a message on October 13, 2021:
A darn good lawyer and even a better man. I loved his sense of humor. Appleton has lost a great citizen.
Kristine Otis-Czaplicki left a message on October 13, 2021:
Nan and Family, Sorry to hear of Harvey’s passing. I have many fond memories of him with the Flag Day Parade and “Otis” gatherings. I hope he, my dad and past committee members are organizing a grand parade in Heaven! 🇺🇸 RIP Harvey
Barbara and Nels Lawrence left a message on October 12, 2021:
Our deepest heartfelt sympathy to the Samson family.
Jean Kaiser left a message on October 12, 2021:
I worked for 13 years with Harvey @ the law office downtown Appleton. He was a good boss, a hard working attorney, and a great family man. He cherished any time spent with family! My deepest sympathy goes to all the family. May the Good Lord help you all get thru this tough time. Keep his memories close to your heart - he will always be at your side! Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Judge Mark G. Schroeder left a message on October 12, 2021:
I always enjoyed encountering Harvey during my legal practice and later having him in my courtroom. I always knew I was in for it when he'd start a sentence "With all due respect..." but somehow by the end of the hearing I'd end up having a smile on my face anyway. Harvey Samson was a fine lawyer and a fine man who did a great deal for his community outside of his profession as well. I'll miss seeing him at the courthouse and elsewhere in Appleton and I'm glad I had the privilege of knowing him.
Alan Archer left a message on October 12, 2021:
Harvey represented me in my divorce, but I found him to be a good friend outside our professional relationship. He was a consummate professional that contributed much to his community. He will be missed….RIP Harvey
Gerry Samson left a message on October 12, 2021:
Determination and elegance, Harvey's personal ethics and work standards set a fine standard. When committed to any given task he was unstoppable. His sense of personal responsibility was legendary. When it's "my turn", because of Harvey I'll know how to behave. RIP
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
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