Thomas A. "Tom" Williams

Birth: November 5th, 1961
Death: March 9th, 2013
Age: 51 years

Our beloved Thomas Alan Williams passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 9, 2013.  Tom was born on November 5, 1961, to Chester and Marian (Wasmuth) Williams in Midland, Michigan.   He attended Merrill Community Schools where he exceled in sports, especially football.   After graduation he farmed with his father for many years.   He started working in the steel industry and eventually became an Owner of Magnum Construction Company up until he retired in December 2011.  Tom is survived by his finance, Chris Graebner whom he fondly called “Miss Chris”.   He is also survived by his two sons, Chet Williams and his wife, Kendra Williams and Luke Williams and his wife, Tara Williams.   He leaves behind six beautiful grandchildren, Brayden and Brooklyn Williams, Landon and Taylor Williams, Kari Graebner, and Jaxden Graebner.   He is also survived by his mother and his siblings:  Larry Doehring, brother-in-law, Vicki and Doug Buckley, Ron Williams, Greg Williams and Patti, and Jeff and Angie Williams.  He will also be missed by the five sons that his fiancée brought to his life, Patrick, Matthew, Steven, Michael, and Christopher Graebner.   He had many nieces and nephews whom he loved to tease.    Tom is predeceased by his father, his sister, Connie Doehring, his sister-in-law Susan Williams, and his niece Michelle Cassidy. Our Tommy brought much fun and joy wherever he went and to the lucky ones who were able to spend time with him.   He loved his property where he was able to hunt, cut wood, and play cards with family and friends at his hunting shack.   He also enjoyed boating and ice fishing when he was at his cabin at Secord Lake.

Funeral services for Tom will take place at 11:00 am, Friday, March 15, 2013, at Zion Lutheran Evangelical Church (7th St. & Powley Dr.) Freeland. Rev. Rob G. Schmidt will officiate, cremation will follow.  Tom’s family will receive friends at the Freeland Chapel of the Cunningham-Taylor Funeral Homes, Inc. (Washington Ave. & 2nd St.)  from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, and again on Thursday, March 14, 2013, from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm. On Friday morning Tom will lie in state at the church from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to theMerrill Sports Boosters or Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (Freeland).

Please contact the Funeral Services Provider if you wish to report any errors in this notification, or if you would like any additional information.


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