Donald Ray Williams, 87, passed away December 4, 2021. He was born on April 30, 1934, to George A. and Adeline (Erickson) Williams in Wittenberg, Wisconsin.
Don married Betty Lou Laudenklos, on June 21, 1952. Together they shared 64 wonderful years and were blessed with six children. Betty preceded him in death on March 17, 2016. Don worked for Kimberly Clark Corporation for 37 years and retired in 1990. Don was a member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Neenah, WI.
He had fought a courageous battle with cancer and had his family at his side when he passed. Don lived a happy and exuberant life. Don loved spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, also card playing and traveling to local casinos, and annual trips to Las Vegas. He enjoyed traveling through the USA, Canada, and a Caribbean cruise with his family. Don liked working in his yard, tinkering and making various wood crafts.
Don is survived by children; Diana (Tom) Schultz, Appleton; Larry (Karen) Williams, Oshkosh; Bruce (Carol) Williams, Oshkosh; Karen Sue Williams, Livingston TX; John (Deb) Williams, Hartford; daughter-in-law, Chris Williams, Oshkosh; 18 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, other relatives and dear friends.
Don was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Betty Lou; son, Gary G. Williams; parents George and Adeline Williams, a sister Jean Schlaeger; mother and father-in-law, Donald and Leona Laudenklos; sister-in-law, Delores Brunover; and brothers-in-law, Donald A. Laudenklos and Gerold Laudenklos.
A visitation will be held at Seefeld Funeral Home, 1025 Oregon Street, Oshkosh on Friday December 10, 2021 from 10am to 12pm with service to follow.
Don will be laid to rest at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Neenah.
The family would like to extend special thanks to the wonderful staff at Theda Care at Home Hospice for the excellent care and compassion shown to Don.