Everett D. Williams
July 24, 1926 — Sept. 15, 2016
Everett D. Williams of Waukesha died on Thursday, September 15, 2016, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 90.
He was born July 24, 1926, the son of David and Caroline (nee Knoebel) Williams. He graduated from Waukesha High School in 1945 and then proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II.
When he returned from the war, he worked at Perkins Lumber and Feed Mill in Genesee Depot and then started his own business, Everett Williams Plumbing and Pump Service. He retired in 2000.
On June 30, 1951, he married the former Marlene Burnell at Jerusalem Presbyterian Church in Wales. He was a member of Jerusalem Presbyterian Church, VFW #5270, Wisconsin LST Association, and the LST Reunion Group.
Everett was a man of many interests and especially enjoyed his membership in the Footnotes Dance Club and the Blackshirts Breakfast Group. He loved traveling with Marlene, woodworking and watching his grandson Brent play baseball. He rarely missed a game.
He will be sadly missed by his wife, Marlene (nee Burnell), and their children Randy (Ann) Williams, Todd (Vicki) Williams, Kyle (Jenna) Williams and his daughter-in-law Georgene Schultz. He was the proud grandfather of Trisha (Nkemakonam) Obiweluozor, Brent Williams, Jessica (Andy) Schuh, Amanda (Brad) Shimek, Kristopher (Katie) Williams, Jon
(Anna) Williams, Michelle (Aaron) Ash, Donnie Durr, Stephanie Durr, Alyssa Williams, Adam Williams, Daniel Williams, and Nikolas Foster and great-grandfather of Emery, Abigail, Meygan, Jeffery, Hanna and Zoeanna Schuh; Alexander, Hunter, and Collin Shimek; Grayson, Levi and Isla Williams; Hallie Chiesa; Alexander Ash; and Leeland and Harlan Grossman.
Everett is also survived by his brother, Jack (Joyce) Williams; his sisters, Ellen “Cookie” (Elza) Manteau and Robyn (David Meyers) Allen; and his sisters-in-law Barbara Burnell, Arlene Williams, and Carole Williams. He was also loved by many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his son Jeffrey Williams; parents, David and Caroline Williams; father-and mother-in-law, John and Dorothy Burnell; brothers Paul and Dennis Williams; sisters, Geraldine (Dean) Schuyler, Helen (Joe) Bralick, Joyce and Wanita; his brother-in-law Dale Burnell; and nephew Tony Bralick.
Visitation will be at Wern Valley Sportsman’s Club, S36-W29751 Wern Way, Waukesha, WI 53189, on Friday September 23, from 2:00 PM until the celebration of life that will begin at 5:00 PM. The Rev. Mark Stahlhut will preside. Additional visitation will follow the services from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Private graveside services with full military honors will be held at North Prairie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials should be directed to Jerusalem Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 88, Wales, WI 53183; or to Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, P.O. Box 636, Port Washington, WI 53074; or the charity of the donor’s choosing.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit our website at www.randledable.com to leave the family an online tribute message.