Ryan Champion Memorial Service Set for Thursday Night
by Jim Amidon
November 1, 2004
Get directions to Wabash College Chapel
An on-campus memorial service for Ryan Champion, a Wabash College
sophomore killed in an automobile accident Friday night, will be held
Thursday evening at 7:15 p.m. in the Wabash College Chapel.
The memorial service will be performed by Champion's Beta Theta Pi
Champion and his Beta Theta Pi pledge brother, Brandon Ehrie, were
returning from having dinner in Lafayette when a northbound vehicle
crossed the center line and crashed into Champion's car at 7:55 p.m.
Champion was pronounced dead at Home Hospital in Lafayette. Ehrie was
treated at St. Elizabeth Hopsital in Lafayette and was released on
Champion, known as "Champ" by his fraternity brothers, was a pre-med
biology major and spent last summer as an intern in the Wabash Financial
Aid Office. He also worked as a Student Assistant in the Wabash College
Admissions Office, a position he held "since almost his first day on
campus," according to Dean of Admissions Steve Klein. Most recently he
was cast in the Wabash Theater production of "1776."
Expressions of sympathy can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or to
Chapter President William Goff, 513 West Wabash Avenue, Crawfordsville,
Indiana 47933. They will be forwarded. Memorial contributions may be
made to the Wabash chapter of Beta Theta Pi.
Champion's mother is Marsha Champion Tyler. He is survived by a brother,
Isaiah Tyler of North Vernon; two step brothers, John Tyler of North
Vernon and Curtis Tyler of Phoenix, Arizona; and one step sister, Tasha
Tyler of Abilene, Texas.