Owen W. Williams
April 6, 1922 — Nov. 11, 2014
Owen W. Williams, 92, of Mukwonago, passed away on November 11, 2014, Veterans Day and the 72nd anniversary of the day he enlisted in the Navy. He was born on April 6, 1922, the son of Weaver and M. Elizabeth (Carlson) in Crown Point, Ind. He was educated in the Mukwonago schools, graduating from Mukwonago High School with the Class of 1941. He served in the Navy from 1942 to 1945, serving aboard the submarine USS Barb.
Following his discharge from the Navy, he farmed in the Town of Vernon and later owned and operated Hy-Way Mart with his family. He considered himself a salesman, selling everything from a gallon of milk to large oil drilling rigs. He later served as executive secretary of the Wisconsin Water Well Association, and was active in the U.S. Submarine Veterans of WWII, serving as state president. He was a member of Masonic Lodges in Mukwonago and Union Grove, LaBelle Chapter Order of Eastern Star and First Congregational Church, Mukwonago.
He is survived by his children, Diane, Connie Powers, Nancy Ryburn, Robert (Lisa), Gayle (Randy) Hulsebus and Jayne (Ken) Bjorge; 12 grandchildren, Amie, Stephan, David (Leah), and Robert III (Julia) Bresette; Patrick and Tony (Shauna) Powers; Ryan (Amanda) and Christopher Williams; Kevin and Kyle Hulsebus; Tiffany (Adam) Milne and Troy Bjorge; and 21 great-grandchildren: Mason, Maxwell, James, Audrey, Robert IV, Lily, Alice, June, Breanna, Jonathan, Lauren, Teagan, Taylor, Harper, Skylar, Savannah, Elena, Casen, Eli, Ryder and Wyatt. He is further survived by his brothers Donald (Doris), Lawrence (Julie) and William (Marlys) and sister, Mary (Milon) Hutchinson, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister JoAnn and brother-in-law Ervin Hewitt.
A memorial service will be held at the chapel of the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove on November 28 at 3:00 pm. Masonic services will be held at that time.
Memorials to Fisher House at the VA in Milwaukee or the Wounded Warrior Project or the charity of your choice are suggested.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the medical personnel of the Zablocki Medical Center, particularly the staff on the Palliative Care Unit for their excellent and loving care of our loved one.
Arrangements by Max A. Sass & Sons, Greenridge Chapel, 414-282-4050, www.maxsass.com.