Gerald Williams, 87, of Webster City, died Monday, April 10, 2017 at Van Diest Medical Center. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Foster Funeral and Cremation Center with Pastor Richard Laird officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Gerald Dean Williams, was born January 26, 1930 on the family farm near Webster City, the son of Virgil and Helen Weir Williams. He graduated from Webster City High School in 1948. Gerald married Marilyn L. Johnston on August 1, 1948 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. The couple farmed west of Webster City until his retirement in 1997.
Gerald is survived by his wife, Marilyn of Webster City; son, Kirk Williams of Webb City, MO; daughter, Sherry (Russell) Craig of Marana, AZ; grandchildren, Aaron Craig, Jennifer Tompkins, and Amber Selph; eight great-grandchildren; and brother, Raymond (Beverly) Williams of Rockwell City.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, David Williams; brothers, Marvin and Merrill Williams.
Gerald was a member of the New Testament Church of Christ. He was a deacon and trustee with his church, belonged to the tractor club, and enjoyed playing cards with his card club for 65 years. He also served on the board of directors for the Flugstad and Highview Co-operatives. Gerald and Marilyn enjoyed wintering in Mesa, AZ for the last 17 years.
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Sorry to see the passing of your father and husband. Our condolences to all of you. My memories go back to high school with Rusty, Sherry, and Kirk. We saw a tornado at the farm one year that I helped cut trees with Gregory Tree Service. While in Junior College Sylvia and I delivered the Sunday paper to the farm. Very fond memories of how kind Gerald always was.
Our sympathy to Gerald's family. May the treasured memories help during these difficult times.
To Marilyn, Kirk and Sherry. I wish that mere words could somehow ease your sadness, but in our hearts we know the most they can do is to simply tell you how much we care. Truly sorry that I will not be able to attend Saturday as I will be hosting the Easter egg hunt at our church in Marshalltown. Kirk, look me up on facebook and let's get caught up on the last 40 years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all today and in the days to come. Steve and Joni Bruner
Gerald and Marilyn were wonderful friends to my parents and our family. We so appreciated Gerald taking Dad for morning coffee when Dad was unable to drive. We have a lot of great memories with Gerald, Marilyn and their family. Sending my prayers to your family.
With sympathy and love to Marilyn and family.
Our sympathy to Gerald's family. May the treasured memories help during this difficult time.
My sympathies to the family.
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