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Carl A. Williams

August 9, 2011
Pine Island Eagle

Carl A. Williams, 91, of Tiffin, Ohio, and Matlacha, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at his home. He was born Aug, 21, 1919, in Tiffin to David and Hannah (Biller) Williams. He married Frances Annada (Ann) Dager on June 6, 1948, in Robertsville, Ohio, with the Rev. Shoffner and the Rev. Wayne Kantner officiating.and she survives. Other survivors include a son, Kevin of Tiffin, and daughter Cheryl (Keith) Buonocore of Cape Coral; and two grandchildren, Breann and Kyle Buonocore, also of Florida; three brothers, Roy and Dale (Ruth) of Tiffin, Dr. Herman of Lehigh Acres; and one sister, Neva Hunker of Tiffin. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, John Boyd Williams, and a brother, Stanley Williams.

He was a 1937 graduate of Columbian High School. After serving in CCC's, he was inducted into the United States Army. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor and later was sent to Normandy, France, and served as first scout for Gen. Patton's Third Army, earning many medals, including a Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars, and was wounded twice. After serving five years in the military, he attended Heidelberg College, later transferring to Toledo University where he received two degrees - business administration and doctor of jurisprudence. He practiced law for many years in Tiffin and served for 18 years as law director. He also served on various philanthropic community boards and committees through the years.

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Carl A. Williams

His love for God, family and country was unfailing. His great joys in life were times spent with family and friends whether hunting, fishing, camping, golfing or boating. He also loved traveling the U.S., around the worked and taking cruises. After retirement, he and Ann divided their time between Ohio and Florida.

Mr. Williams was a member of Fishers of Men Lutheran Church.

The funeral was held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 8, at the First Lutheran Church in Tiffin with the Rev. Roger Giese officiating. Visitation was Sunday, from 2-5 p.m., at the Engle-Shook Funeral Home and Crematory in Tiffin. There will be a private burial held at Fairmont cemetery. Military rites will be rendered at the church by the United Veterans Council.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Fishers of Men Lutheran Church in Pine Island or to the VFW Post 4353 in St. James City.

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