Posted on Wed, Jan 9, 2013
Buddy (Bud) Gene Williams was born Oct. 13, 1937, the seventh child of Earl and Winifred (Potts) Williams. He was born and raised on the family farm at Bear Creek near Viola, WI. He attended West Lima School and graduated in 1956. He married Helen Wendorf. Two children were born of this union. He married Shirley Blakley Dec. 24th, 1980. Bud worked as a heavy equipment operator. After his retirement, Bud and Shirley spent time traveling. They spent every day together, walking in the woods, looking for mushrooms and ginseng. Bud and Shirley lived for their grandchildren and great grandchildren. Bud spent many hours in the woods, cutting wood and mowing the pastures, the home farm looked like a nature preserve and park. He enjoyed giving the grandchildren and great grandchildren rides in the Kubota in the woods. You didn't dare mention the work "ride" in front of them or they were headed to the door for their ride. Bud's dog Precious was always at his side. Bud was a great neighbor and friend to everyone.
Bud is survived by
his wife of 32 years, Shirley
his son Randy (June) of Viola
daughter Linda (Mark) Desimowich of Fredonia, WI
Mike (Robyn) Buros of Sun Prairie
Jack (Jan) Buros of Fitchburg
Grandchildren: Gabe (Angee) Williams, Leslie (Tim) Kressin, Amanda and Madison Desimowich
Step Grandchildren: Megan (Brian) Jensen, Derrick Buros, Melissa (Chris) Dahl, Matt (Amber) Buros, Aaron (Kristin) Tuschen, Tricia Tuschen
10 great grandchildren
Two brothers: Otis Williams
Mel (Wanda) Williams
one sister, Darlene Cooley
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Winifred (Potts) Williams, two sisters, Helen Russell and Dorothy Wagner, one brother, Woodrow Williams, and one step daughter, Julie Buros.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the La Farge Free Methodist Church, 214 South Cherry Street. Pastor Mark Phillips will officiate and burial will be in the Bear Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 10:00 AM until service time. The Seland Huston Funeral Home is serving the Williams family