THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: February 28, 2018
Wayburn "Harry" Williams, 92, of Kiel, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 at Atrium Post Acute Care of Chilton.
Born Feb. 16, 1926 in Iron Mountain, Mi., to the late Harry and Mary (Weaver) Williams, he served in the United States Army during World War II in the South Pacific from 1944-1946.
On July 13, 1957, he married the love of his life, former Sylvia Grant in Harmony. They moved from Marinette to New Holstein, then in 1960 to Millhome and to Kiel in 1962, where they lived the rest of their lives. He drove car carrier out of Milwaukee in 1952 till he retired in 1989. He then worked part-time at NAPA Auto-Parts in New Holstein.
He loved antique cars, attending car shows and word search puzzles. He was known to have a good story or joke to make you smile.
Survivors include a son, Garry Williams of Kiel; a daughter, Kathy (James) Smith, Marinette; two granddaughters; a future great-grandson due in May; in-laws, Donald and Audrey Grant of Kiel, Dale and Patti Grant, Roy Grant, Marie Kitkowski and Jeff and Diana Grant, all of Marinette; Barbara Smitha of Las Vegas, Nv.; Godchildren; David Grant of Delaware and Cheri Grant of Menominee and many nieces and nephews.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Grant Williams in 1997; his step-father, Albert Kaschke; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Delores and Vernon Dionne, Sandra Anderson and Greg Kitkowski and a niece, Kimmy Malke.
Per his wishes, no services will be held. Donations can be sent to the family. Meiselwitz Vollstedt Funeral Home of Kiel is assisting the family with arrangements.