Anne Marie Williams
1935 - 2021
BORN
January 19, 1935
DIED
April 16, 2021
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Anne Marie Williams
Born: January 19, 1935 in Milwaukee, WI
Died: April 16, 2021 in DeKalb, IL
Anne Marie Williams, Age 86 of DeKalb, IL, died on Friday April 16, 2021 at the DeKalb County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in DeKalb. She was born on January 19,1935 in Milwaukee, WI, and was the daughter of Herbert and Marie (Schuetze) Bockenhauer.
Anne was married to David W. Williams on June 20,1953, together for 64 years before his passing April 4, 2017. Anne was affectionately known as "Avon Annie" having sold Avon in the DeKalb area for over 40 years. She was a member of the DeKalb United Methodist Church and the Celebration Chorale. She loved to cook, shop, sing and play bingo. Most of all she was a loving mom and grandma who always put family first.
Anne is lovingly survived by sons: Kim (Maureen) Williams of DeKalb, IL, Scott (Edna) Williams of Lakeland, FL, Kevin (Lakshmi) Williams of Arlington, VA, daughter: Bonnie (Alex) Crubaugh of Fort Wayne, IN, grandchildren: Dave (Emily) Williams, Kristi Williams Rogers (Mike Hobson), Jon (Sara) Williams, Beth (Jake) Garcia, Ben (Meghan) Williams, Kelli (Steve Gustafson) Crubaugh, Bryant (Riley Mummah) Crubaugh, Dilin Williams, Ronen Williams,16 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband David Williams, parents Herbert and Marie Bockenhauer, two brothers, two sisters, and grandson Nathan Williams.
A private family service will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021. Anne will be laid to rest at Evergreen Cemetery, Centerville, WI on Monday, April 26, 2021. To send an online condolence visit: www.finchfuneralhomedekalb.com. Memorials can be made to the DeKalb County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in DeKalb.
Arrangements were entrusted to Finch Funeral Home 310 Oak St. DeKalb, IL 60115 815-758-3841.)


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Published by Daily-Chronicle from Apr. 19 to Apr. 20, 2021.
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Kim and Family, I was so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was a dear friend, neighbor (and Avon Lady) to my Mom (Darlene Roland) for many years. I had many fun times going to Bingo at St. Mary's with them way back when. My mom was so saddened when I told her the news. Please accept our deepest condolences. Her memory will live on with each Avon bottle (hundred's, she was good at her job! lol) I see at my Mom's.
Cindy Roland Pauley Harris
Friend
April 23, 2021
Sending our deepest sympathies on the loss of your grandma, Ben. We are thinking of you and the entire Williams family during this time. Hoping for strength for you all in this grievous time. I know Meghan adored Anne and her leopard print- they were kindred spirits in that regard.
With much love,
The King Family: Reenie, Cabell, Tiernan, Adeline & "Bump"
(Reenie O'Brien King, I am Meghan (O'Brien) Williams' older sister).
Reenie King
Family
April 22, 2021
Kim, Scott, Bonnie, & Kevin;
I was saddened to hear of your mon's passing. And, even more so that I won't be able to see each of you.
Over the years, I've thought of Anne many times and have always been impressed in how she was able to manage her profession career, run a very busy household and still have time to do some of the activities she enjoyed. She was admirable, and like most mothers, the GLUE that held your family together.
I hope all of you will be together this weekend to "celebrate her life."
With love and sincerest sympathy,
Nita Challgren
Neighbor
April 21, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Anne was my Avon lady for many years. She was always so upbeat! Sincerely, Vivian Bandy
Vivian Bandy
Friend
April 20, 2021
She was my Moms Avon lady for years. She also went to our Church She loved her kids and grandkids. She was funny and kind to everyone. Sorry for your loss
Pam (Ryan) Cubbage
April 20, 2021
So sorry for your loss to the Williams family. I didnt know Mrs. Williams but knew her daughter Bonnie from work (Valley). Thought and prayers. God Bless.
Dana O'Rourke
April 20, 2021
My heart breaks as I learn of Anne’s passing. I was her District Manager for Avon Products many years ago. We had so much fun together. It was such an honor to work with her and witness her magnetic personality. The world is a better place because of her life. May her memory be eternal.
Cindy Callahan/Dockerty
Coworker
April 19, 2021
Sorry for the loss of your mother she was a great woman and mother she will always be there because of your memores
Mike Poff and Sue Roland
April 19, 2021
Anne was a lovely lady, I enjoyed a good many visits with her at DeKalb Rehab. She always had a lovely smile and greeted me warmly. I shall miss her. You are fortunate to have had a wonderful Mother. Sending Thoughts, Prayers and Love
Barbara Grulke
Friend
April 19, 2021
Anne was a very special lady. I loved her and will miss her. My condolences to all of you. She loved her family.
June McCaslin
Friend
April 17, 2021
Maureen, I’m so sorry for the loss of Anne. I hadn’t seen her for a few years but she was such a sweet women. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Robin Koks
Friend
April 17, 2021
Kim and family, our sympathies at the loss of your mother. She was a sweet woman, that I know you have many great memories of... keep them alive everyday!!
Sue and Jeff Willey
Coworker
April 17, 2021