Dennis D. Williams

Dennis D. Williams, 69, was called to heaven Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, at the Waukesha Springs Health Center following complications from a lifetime of diabetes, resulting in vascular dementia. He was born in February 1942 to the late Elgee and Gladys Williams, in Hancock.

A graduate of Tri-County High School, Dennis excelled in sports as a member of the basketball team. He continued his education at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for a year before pursuing a career in the Milwaukee area.

In 1966, Dennis began a 30-year distinguished career with the General Services Administration of the federal government at the Milwaukee field office. He was named assistant director of facilities with responsibility for all phases of maintenance and operations for nine federally owned buildings. In 1996, Dennis received the GSA Administratorís Meritorious Service Award prior to his retirement in 1997. More recently, he held positions at MLG Management in Brookfield and Mooney-LeSage Management, Milwaukee.

As a 25-year member of the U.S. Air Force Reserves, the 440th Wing, based at Mitchell Field, he earned the title of master sergeant and was the recipient of the U.S. Air Force Meritorious Service Award in 1980.

Survivors include his wife, Valerie Jane Williams of Oconomowoc. Other surviving family members include his daughters, Cindy (Mike) Robbins of Franklin and Mary (Wade) Steidl of Menasha, and their mother, Kathleen Williams of Menasha. His surviving sisters are Connie (Eugene) Klawitter of Poynette and Gayle Langer. Dennis is further survived by four grandchildren, Mitchell and Nicole Robbins and Chad and Katelyn Steidl.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at First Congregational Church of Christ, 815 S. Concord Road, Oconomowoc. Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service. A private burial in Hancock Cemetery to be held at a later date. Church and Chapel is serving the family.

Condolences may be sent to Valerie Jane Williams in care of the church. Contributions may be given to the Alzheimerís Association or the church.