Williams, Robert Jackson
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Robert Jackson Williams, age 86, of Mauston, passed away on Friday, August 29, 2014, at Fairview Nursing Home, Mauston. He was born on May 15, 1928, in Marshfield, to Alwin and Edith (Young) Williams. He was raised on a dairy farm. He boxed in Golden Gloves and graduated a member of the National Honor Society from Marshfield High School. Bob married Eileen Preston on September 25, 1948. In their 27 year union was born eight children. She preceded him in death. Bob married Regina White on August 6, 1976, joining four step-children to his family. He attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He obtained his BS in Agriculture in 1951 and his Masters in Agricultural Education in 1956. Bob served as a 2nd lieutenant in the Army Transportation Corps during the Korean War. Bob taught at Lake Mills and Marshfield high schools. He was employed with WI Dept. of Agriculture for several years then joined Wisconsin Dairies Cooperative. He served as general manager from 1968-1978. He continued as a consultant until 1984. He also served as president for many dairy organizations. In Bob's retirement he studied and became a consultant for fuel alcohol production. He enjoyed fishing, golf, painting, wood carving, playing cards, and watching football. He never stopped problem solving.
Robert is survived by his wife of 38 years, Regina of Mauston; sons, Randy of Madison; Robert Jr, of Madison; Timothy of Reedsburg; daughters, Kathleen of Fort Washington, PA; Kristine Simon of Mauston; Sharon (Kent) Sormrud of Chetek; Lynn Jackson-Williams of Madison; stepchildren, John (Gwen) Brennan of LaCrescent, MN; Nancy Brennan of Ashville, NC; Robert Brennan of Boise, ID; Linda Luck of Baraboo; 29 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; brothers, James of Stoughton; Duane (Darlene) of Neenah; John (Joan) of Marshfield; Stanley of Cincinnati, OH; William of Madison.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Janis Brueggeman; son, Dennis; grandson, Daniel Simon; sisters-in-law, Doris and Kathy.
A memorial service for Robert J. Williams will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 6, 2014, at the Farber Funeral Home, Reedsburg, with Pastor David Glesne officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will follow in Pine Eden Cemetery, Wonewoc. Memorials may be made to the National Alliance Mental Health Institute or the
Farber Funeral Home
2000 Viking Dr Reedsburg, WI 53959
Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Sept. 3, 2014