Lewis E. Williams

Lewis E. Williams of Waukesha died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010 at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 93.

He was a 1934 graduate of Waukesha High School and in the 1930s had been a lifeguard at Buchner Pool. On Sept. 27, 1936 he married the former Betty Schroeder in Waukesha.

He had worked for many years at Waukesha Motors and then at Waukesha Foundry until his retirement in 1981. He was a charter member of Southminster Presbyterian Church and taught Sunday school for many years at First Presbyterian Church.

He will be sadly missed by his wife of 73 years, Betty, of Waukesha, along with their children Sally (George) Winkler of LaGrange, Ill., and Judith Williams of Waukesha. He is further survived by eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, his sister Martha Rowland, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Lewis A. Williams, sister Betty and brothers Arthur and Al.

A memorial service for Lewis will be held in March.

Memorials may be made to Avalon Square 222 Park Place, Waukesha 53186; American Cancer Society, N19-W24350 Riverwood Drive, Waukesha 53188; Phantom Lake YMCA Camp S110-W30240 YMCA Camp Road, Mukwonago, WI 53149-9535; or Southminster Presbyterian Church, 200 Richard St., Waukesha 53189.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave an online tribute.