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-Francis Marion Williams-

Francis ‘Frank’ Marion Williams, age 88, of rural Columbus Junction, died Monday morning, February 13, 2012, at his home.  The son of Linnie and Vera McDaris Williams, he was born on November 2, 1923 in Caney, Kansas.  He married Aletha Jean Harrison on August 21, 1945 in Muscatine.  She preceded him in death on March 30, 2006.

Frank attended the Peru High School in Peru, Kansas.  He was a farmer and had worked in the oil fields.  He then worked for many years at the Louisa County Conservation Board and retired at the age of 82.  He was of the Methodist faith and was a member of the Louisa County Farm Bureau.  He enjoyed fishing and hunting of which he hunted raccoon in earlier years and then hunted deer every season since Iowa initiated deer season.  He loved spending time at his cabin on the river and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He also enjoyed repairing small engines and whatever he could find to fix.

His family includes a daughter, Mary Jo & Bob Duncan of Columbus Junction; a son, Mike & Betty Williams of rural Columbus Junction; five grandchildren, Angela Randolph, Jerry & Janet Duncan, Shelly & Ron Lagerquist, Jenn & Rich Schnell, and Jaime & Heath Allard; twelve great grandchildren, Logan and Brandon Randolph, Rylee and Mya Duncan, Michael and Lane Lagerquist, Pete and Anthony Rocha, Cody and Casey Schnell, and Harrison and Tori Allard; and three sisters, Bonnie Dean Moore of Boise, Idaho, Martha & Ralph Dennick of Waynesboro, Virginia, and Mary & Don White of Independence, Kansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jean; a sister, Cleta Brower; and a brother, Ed Williams.

The funeral ceremony for Frank Williams will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, February 16, 2012, at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello with Pastor Dan Doolin officiating.  Burial will follow at the Indian Creek Cemetery, rural Columbus Junction.

The family will meet friends from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home.

A memorial fund has been established for the Louisa County Conservation Board and the Washington County Hospice.

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