Hamilton County


Sgt. Merl 'Mike' Williams




Merl ‘Mike’ Williams was born Nov. 29, 1913 to Carl and Annie Perry Williams. He died Oct. 6, 1986 and is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, IA.

Sgt. Williams served with the U.S. Army in World War II.

His Obituary: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Oct. 7, 1986

Merl (Mike) Williams, 72, a longtime Webster City area resident, died Oct. 6 at the Hamilton County Hospital, where he had been a patient seven days. He had been in failing health the past 2-1/2 years.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Oct. 9 at the Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor David LaMaster officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. American Legion Post 191 will conduct a graveside flag-folding ceremony.

Friends may call at the Foster Funeral Home after 7 p.m.today until 8 a.m. Thursday, when the casket will be taken to the church.

Merl Williams, son of Carl and Annie Perry Williams, was born Nov. 29, 1913, at Troy Township in Wright County. He graduated from Blairsburg High School in 1932.

On June 12, 1948, he married Martha Rehnblom at Des Moines and the couple resided in the Webster City area. He was a partner in the Williams Service until 1963. He was then engaged in farming southwest of Webster City until he retired in 1971.

He was preceded in death by his wife in July 1977. He then moved to the Tunnel Mill area, living there until 1984, when he moved to the Southfield Care Center.

He is survived by one daughter and a son-in-law, Patty and Jim Walker of Webster City, four grandchildren Wendy, Bill, Kristy and Brett, all of Webster City; one brother, Clare Williams of Colorado Springs; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by one son, Steven, in 1975; his parents, and one brother, Perry, in 1963.

He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, American Legion Post 191, the Webster City Elks Club and the Webster City Moose Club.

Source: ancestry.com