Paul D. Williams
Heaven gained another angel on Friday, April 1, as our husband, father, grandfather and father-in-law Paul Darwin Williams, 81, of Nekoosa, lost his long, hard battle against multiple myeloma cancer and congestive heart failure.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Arlene (Stubbs) Williams; son Kevin (Peggy) Williams of Waukesha; son Keith Williams of Elkhorn; daughter Kari (Udell) Williams-Passehl of Marathon; granddaughters Kimberly Williams, Chelsea Briere, April Williams and Taylor Williams; grandson KJ Williams; brothers Everett (Marlene) Williams and John (Joyce) Williams; sisters Ellen (Elza) Manteau and Robyn Allen (David Meyers); sister-in-law Carole Williams; and many nieces and nephews.
Paul was born in Genesee and grew up in Genesee Depot, attending Magee Grade School and Waukesha High School, graduating in 1953. Paul went on to serve our country four years in the Navy reserves and four years in the Army, two actively serving in Korea and two years in the Reserves.
In his early adulthood, Paul and his bride Arlene moved to Eagle, where he enjoyed playing softball and Land O’Lakes hardball as well as bowling and horseshoes. Paul also enjoyed and was an avid dancer of any and all styles of dance.
Once his beloved children arrived, Paul was very active in his community. He was a proud member of the Eagle Volunteer Fire Department and the Eagle Lions Club, where he held every officer position. With the love of his children, he went on to coach Eagle Little League baseball and was Scout Cubmaster for the Eagle Cub Scouts and Weblo’s.
After retiring from Borden’s Dairy in West Allis, he and his bride retired to their home on Lake Camelot, Nekoosa. Paul helped occupy his retirement time working part-time jobs with the Lake Camelot Property Owners Association, Town of Rome, Tri-Lakes and Rome Water.
Enjoying retirement, you would often find Paul with his beloved dog Bandit by his side. He loved entertaining friends and family at the lake, playing cards, feeding the birds, and all these years later still playing horseshoes and bowling. He also loved traveling with friends and family and was proud to say he had visited all 50 states and many countries. A few of his favorites were his trips to Hawaii, Alaska and the Caribbean. On Sunday afternoons you would often find Paul and his wife at a dance in the area as they belonged to two different dance clubs in Adams County. His most recent trip taken with his son-in-law as guardian that he was extremely proud of was the Never Forgotten Honor Flight #17 to Washington, D.C., on September 8, 2014.
Paul was a true supporter of Wisconsin sports and made sure to follow the Milwaukee Brewers, Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers.
He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Caroline (Knoebel) Williams; mother- and father-in-law Ervin and Mae (Fardy) Stubbs; sisters Geraldine Schuyler and Helen Bralick; brother Dennis Williams; and nephews Jeffrey Williams and Anthony Bralick.
A memorial service and celebration of life, with a luncheon to follow, will be held Saturday, April 30, at the Wales-Genesee Lions Club, S42-W31400 State Road 83, Genesee Depot, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Rembs Funeral Home, 715387-1242, is serving the family. Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com.