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Funeral Services for Darlene Williams

Posted on Mon, Apr 9, 2012

Darlene Vey Williams, 79, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2012, at Bethel Home in Viroqua.

She was born January 22, 1933, in Erie, Illinois to Grover and Lilah (Hunter) Hamilton. She graduated from Erie High School in 1950 and remained in the Erie area until moving to West Lima, Wisconsin in 1956. She married Otis Williams on August 10, 1958. The couple farmed in rural La Farge for many years. Darlene also held several jobs throughout her life. Before retiring in 1989, she was employed by St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hillsboro for 19 years, first as a ward clerk and later as an administrative secretary. Darlene was well-known for her exceptional cooking, always having cookies or other treats on hand. She loved spending time with her family and friends and also enjoyed sewing, gardening, and painting. Darlene was a kind and caring woman who always thought of others first. She will be sadly missed by her family and all who knew her.

Darlene is survived by her husband of 53 years, Otis Williams

two sons: Kevin (Lynette) Dobbins and Mitch (Teresa) Williams of La Farge

a daughter, Dawn (Christopher) Pastick of Sparta;

eight grandchildren: Nicholas (Libby) Dobbins, Lucas Dobbins, Nathan (Samantha) Pastick, Jessica Pastick, Kyle Williams, Wayne (Robin) Clark, Aaron (Heidi) Clark, and Reed Clark;

five great-grandchildren: Sam, Emma, Aaliyah, Leeara and Catie;

two brothers, Neale (Dixie) Hamilton of Beloit and Gary (Sandra) Hamilton of La Farge;

a sister, Barb (Jim) Calloway of La Crosse;

brothers-in-law Bud (Shirley) Williams and Mel (Wanda) Williams of La Farge;

and sisters-in-law Carol Hamilton and Darlene Cooley of La Farge.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, William Hamilton; her father and mother-in-law, Earl and Winifred Williams; brother-in-law Woodrow Williams; and sisters-in-law Helen Russell and Dorothy Wagner.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Bethel Home staff for their compassionate care of Darlene.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11 at the Free Methodist Church, La Farge. A visitation is scheduled for family and friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10 at the Seland Huston Funeral Home, La Farge, and on Wednesday at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the La Farge Fire Department or the La Farge Rescue Squad. The Seland Huston Funeral Home of La Farge is assisting the family with arrangements 

   Discussion: Funeral Services for Darlene Williams
Jack Sobotta (anon) · 7 years, 7 months ago

First off, I would like to appologize for not getting to know Darlene in the time we ( my Wife Ethel and I) had been a part of Otis' Band. I would like to add that it gave me joy to be a small part in Darlene's Home Going, although it was a time for grieving and a closure for all who participated, what joy there is in knowing that as the Song "Take My Hand Precious Lord" became a reality for Darlene. This, God desires of all His people, God has made it so easy for all His people to be a part in His Kingdom that it seems too easy and we fall into a Spirit of Unworthyness and we try to make ourselves more perfect, not fully realizing that Jesus had already bought us with His Special Sacrifice on the Cross of Calvary and had shed His Blood for all our sins, past, present, and future if we but walk in the Forgiveness offered to us and Abide in His Precious Word.

Dawn, what a beautiful testimony of your Love and Respect for your Mother, I can see that She (Darlene) has given you and all her family a perfect example to follow, and she had shown it to you and all your siblings. What Joy awaits each of us who have accepted His Forgiveness and have accepted Jesus to be Our Savior and have asked Him to be Lord over all areas of our lives. Imagine this if you would, as Darlene came to those pearly gates and there is Jesus, saying to Her "Enter Thou In Thou Good and Faithful Servant into the Place I have Prepared for YOU", this is Joy Unspeakable and Full Of Glory. How we all long to hear that invitation. " NO EYE HAS SEEN, NOR EAR HEARD, NOR ENTERED INTO THE HEART OF MAN (all) THE THINGS GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM, AND ARE THE CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE".

And, Pastor, I love your gentle and loving way you had comforted this Family, God Bless You.

And for Otis, I would if at all possible give you words of comfort and confidence in knowing that God had given to you Darlene as a Help Mete for the very many years to cherish, but now God is asking you to imagine the Joy that Darlene had experienced here on this earth and also the many tests and trials she had shared with you and your Family. But for each of us this is God's plan.... THE BEST IS YET TO COME! Otis Thank God everyday for the time you had and remember to Thank God for receiving Darlene into His Kingdom, this is our ultimate desire to go also to be with God for all eternity and to be at that great Banqueting Table, Glory To God!!! What we experience here on this earth is a stepping stone for Heaven. We are reminded that it is not what we do FOR God, it is all in OBEDIENCE to His Commands, that we are able to accompolish God's Plan in our Lives., JESUS' Word... IF YOU OBEY MY COMMANDS, YOU ARE MY DISCIPLE.

Thank You for this time of sharing my heart with each of you..

IJL N IHS, JACK AND ETHEL SOBOTTA.

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