Richard Everett Williams

Richard Everett Williams
RACINE – Richard Everett Williams, age 83, passed away at his home on Monday morning, September 23, 2013, surrounded by his family. Richard was born July 11, 1930 in Racine to Dr. and Mrs. Everett O. (Marion) Williams. He attended Park High School before enlisting in the United States Army. A Korean War combat veteran, he served in the 45th Infantry Division, receiving the Purple Heart. While serving our country, Richard worked as a guard at Leavenworth Prison. After being honorably discharged, he returned to Racine and worked at Webster Electric where he met his wife, Margaret Rose Dadian. They wed in 1955. Richard was employed by the J.I. Case Company for 32 years, retiring in 1987. He enjoyed working in his yard, always keeping a park-like setting and providing a haven for many types of birds and other wild life. He loved animals, especially his dogs and grand doggers. An ardent football fan, the Packers and Badgers were favorite teams. He was also a life-long Chicago Cubs baseball fan. Richard was a member of the VFW Caledonia Post 10388 and currently the VFW Wind Lake Post 8343. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Margaret; daughter, Mary Jo, son, Michael E. (Melissa) Williams; grandchildren, Brendan, Nathan and Ella Williams; sister, Mary Gross; sisters-in-law, Mary (Mark) Akgulian, Shockey (Donald) Julie and Margaret B. Dadian, wonderful nieces and nephews, special friends, Marcel (Shirley) Dandeneau, Mary Ann Injasoulian and John (Sue) Esayian, Dwayne and Jonas. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, father and mother-in-law Mihran and Vartenie Dadian; brothers-in-law, Leon Gross and Charles Dadian, and best-man, Harry Taktakian. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 10 am at St. Mesrob Church, 4605 Erie St., with Fr. Yeprem Kelegian officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be in the funeral home on Thursday from 5-8 pm (prayer service at 6:30 pm). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to: Wind Lake VFW Post 8343 at 7740 West View Drive, Wind Lake WI 53185 or The Ronald McDonald House at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. The family would like to thank Dr. Nicholas Akgulian of Racine, and the physicians & nursing staff of Froedtert Hospital for their compassionate care and support. Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory 4600 County Line Rd. 552-9000

Funeral Home

Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory
4600 County Line Rd. Racine, WI 53403
(262) 552-9000

Published in Racine Journal Times on Sept. 26, 2013