Mary E. Williams, age 84, of Merrill, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Pine Crest Nursing Home in Merrill, while under the care of Ascension Hospice Services. She was born on September 5, 1934 to the late Charles Francesco and Jane Montour in Milwaukee, WI. She married Richard Williams in Irma on February 4, 1961. He preceded her in death.
Mary worked for Fox Point Sportswear, Weinbrenner Shoe Factory, and Hanson Glove Factory. She loved spending time with her family. She had a great talent for crocheting that she shared with others. Mary was fond of canning and also passed those skills on to her family. She enjoyed spending time outdoors, whether it would be in her vegetable garden, walking through the woods, watching the wildlife, or fishing. Mary was also a 4-H Leader and shared her many talents with her 4-H club. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Survivors include sons: Daniel (Micki) Laatsch, James Williams, Dale (Stephanie) Williams; daughters: Christine (Craig) Pfaff, Joyce (Russell) Bloch; son-in-law: Dale Marquardt; step-son-in-law: Henry Welch; brothers: William Hokenstad, Richard (Cheryl) Hokenstad, Byron (Barb) Vanderwalker, Doug (Debbie) Vanderwalker, Gary Vanderwalker, sisters; Barb Hokenstad, Kathy (Larry) Hafeman, Sharon (Gary) Ambrose, Judy (Tom) Lessmiller; grandchildren: Tanya (John) Carrozza and Albert Laatsch, LaShawn, Ethan, Elliot (Mandy) Marquardt, Jason (Robin) Gleason, Steven (Jessica) Pfaff, Ryan (Brittany) Bloch, Julia (Travis) Hoffman, Rachael (Nick) Jankowski, Justin (Betsy) Bloch, Eric, Katlyn, and Colton Williams; step-grandchildren: Melissa (Chris) Callahan, Jesse (Sarah) Welch; many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Mary is preceded in death by her parents, husband: Richard, daughter: Janet Marquardt; step-daughter: Barb Welch; brother: Allen Hokenstad; sisters: Shirly Grosskrevts, Janet Kosher; step-granddaughter: Tanya Welch.
Funeral Service for Mary will be 11AM on Friday, March 15, 2019 at Waid Funeral Home. Visitation will be 4PM to 8PM on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Waid Funeral Home and again on Friday from 10AM until the time of service. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Town of Rock Falls. Waid Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Merrill is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.waidfuneral.com .
Special thanks to the staff at Pine Crest Nursing Home and Ascension Hospice Services.