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January 13, 1936 – Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Service Information
Holy Trinity Catholic Church-Winsted, MN
Monday, April 24th, 2017
12:30 P.M.

Visitation Information
Monday, April 24, 2017
9 A.M.-12 P.M.

Leroy Raymond “Bud” Williams, age 81, of Winsted, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted on Monday, April 24, 2017, at 12:30 P.M.

Visitation will precede mass from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M. at the church. Burial will take place at a later date.

He was born January 13, 1936, son of David and Lucille (Schmitt) Williams.

Bud served his country in the United States Army and was joined in marriage to Alice Vossen on October 7, 1961.

They were blessed with 12 children—6 girls and 6 boys. Bud and Alice made their first home in Excelsior before moving on to Chaska, Waconia, Mayer, Young America, and for the last 30 years, Winsted.

Bud worked for Lyman Lumber Company for 44 years and retired in 1999. While working, Bud also farmed, raising beef cattle, pigs, and chickens. Bud enjoyed building utility sheds and volunteering in the community.

He was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and a strong supporter of Holy Trinity School. He enjoyed spending time with family, playing cards with friends, and building with his boys.

Casket bearers include Ryan Mochinski, Benjamin Schmidt, Kayla Stifter, Matthew Williams, Noah Williams, Brandon Stifter, Samantha Bleck, and Tabatha Williams,

Bud is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Alice, children Janet (Rick) Schmidt of Hutchinson, Joanne (Bruce) Haugen of Brownton, Mary Williams of Burnsville, Steve (Holly) Williams of Winsted, Bruce (Heidi) of Dassel, Donna (John) Stifter of Winsted, Craig (Carla) Williams of Lester Prairie, Scott (Stephanie) Williams of Winsted, Michelle (Norb) Kramer of Watkins, Mike Williams of Howard Lake, Joe Williams of Minnetonka, and Melissa Williams of San Diego, CA. He is further survived by 29 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; siblings: David (RoseAnn) Williams, Wallace (Cathleen) Williams, Paul (Judy) Williams, Barb (Darrel) Swanson, Shirley Mueller, Cindy (Fred) Notermann, Sr. Donna Williams and Rosemary Williams; brothers-in-law & a sister-in-law: Maurice & Alice Leuthner and Tom Breeggemann; many relatives and friends. His humble, honest, gentle ways live on in each of us. We are his legacy.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents David and Lucille Williams; brother & sister-in-law: George (Pat) Williams; and sisters Mary Lou Leuthner, Betty Williams, Patricia Breeggemann, Sister Jude Williams; brother-in-law Michael Mueller; mother and father-in law Emily and Mathias Vossen; step-father-in-law Ambrose Janikula; brother-in-laws Robert Vossen and Paul Franzen; and grandson Nicholas Schmidt.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Arrangements are with the Chilson Funeral Home of Winsted.

13 Guestbook Entries

  1. Lori Steinhaus

    Kevin and I want to extend our deepest sympathy to Bruce and Heidi and the entire family. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Hugs and prayers to you all.

  2. Elaine Fleischacker

    I am so sorry for your loss. Will miss Leroy at our holy hour.

  3. Ted Weiby

    Sorry to hear of your father passing. It is a blessing he passed in his sleep.
    My condolences to you and your family.

  4. Karen (Schmitt) Wassather and Roger Howell

    We are so sorry to learn of this sad news. I, too, remember Bud as a very humble and gentle man. I know he will be missed and remembered with much fondness by everyone who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

  5. Catie Loken

    I met Leroy once I visited Michelle, Norb and the kids for a fish fry during lent one year. He had a very nice smile and he loved his kids dearly. He will be missed dearly. I know that God has your family in the palm of His Hands. May God bless you all. Catie

  6. Deacon Michael Thoennes

    To Alice and the entire Williams family; Just heard tonight of Bud’s passing. I always enjoyed talking with him. As I read his obituary tonight, it is clear that the family is his legacy. Is there anything I can do, let me know.

  7. Donna M. Williams, SLW

    Rest in God’s peace, big brother. Love you, Donna

  8. nancy kraft

    ripley kitchen shares our prayers

  9. Sister Kristine Vorenkamp, SLW

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother, Donna, and all. My prayer and sympathy to Bud’s wife, children and all the Williams.
    Sister Kris

  10. Joan Rosckes

    Dear Alice and family, Bud’s passing is a huge loss for you, his family and his many friends. So many good times with your family will never be forgotten. We will miss him always. May God surround you with his grace and help you
    through this very painful loss. Very sad to lose a long time good friend.
    Don and Joan Rosckes

  11. Dennis Sherman Jr.

    Very sorry to get this news. My condolences for the whole Williams family and all those who will miss Bud.

  12. Tim Norman

    Sorry for your loss.

  13. Scott Burke

    So sorry for your loss – praying for your family.


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