(12/3/13) Joseph W. Williams, Sr. age 78 of Walworth and Humbird, WI passed away Monday December 2, 2013 at home after a brief illness. Joe was also a longtime resident of Crystal Lake, IL.
Joe was born on May 6, 1935 to the late Lillian (nee Maurer) and John Williams in Chicago, IL. On June 26, 1954 in Chicago, IL, he was united in marriage to Rosemary Allen.
Joe was an active member of the Boy Scouts of America for over 30 years receiving several awards from the organization for his many years of service. He served as Scoutmaster of Troop 190 in Burton's Bridge, IL for over 15 years. He was a member of the ROTC and a volunteer on the Knollwood Vol. Fire Dept.
Joe was most recently, president of the Big Foot Archers in Lake Geneva, WI and has been a member of the club for over 20 years.
An avid outdoorsman, Joe especially loved fishing, hunting, camping, hiking and spending time at his cabin up north. He was a very caring and loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. He also enjoyed spending time watching his grandchildren grow. Joe was a great role model and always willing to lend a helping hand.
Joe is survived by his children-Joe (Skip) Jr. (Maria) of Black River Falls, WI; Cathy Strobot of Cary, IL; Betty Webb of Genoa City, WI; Chris of Crystal Lake, IL and Judy (Bill) Milligan of Kenosha, WI; grandchildren-Jamie, Jenny, Tammy, Joey, Matthew, June, Bryan and Brandon as well as several gr. grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother Jack Roth of California.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife-Rosemary in 2002 and a brother Howard.
Funeral services will be held at 7:30PM Friday Dec. 6 at the Haase-Lockwood & Assoc. Funeral Home and Crematory, 113 Freeman St. Genoa City, WI. Private Family inurnment will be on Saturday at St. John's Cemetery in Fox River Grove, IL.. The Williams Family will receive friends from 4:00 to 8:00PM Friday at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Home Health United Hospice. For online guestbook: haaselockwoodfhs.com.