PORTAGE - William A. "Bill" Williams, age 75, of Portage, passed away on Friday, Oct. 8, 2010 at Divine Savior Healthcare Hospital.

Bill was born on Oct. 3, 1935, in Highland, the son of Joseph and Mary (Vacha) Williams.

He graduated from DeVry University and worked at Fermi National Accelerator Lab in Batavia, Ill. He married Janice Cook of Baraboo on July 13, 1963. Bill and Janice recently celebrated 47 years of marriage. Bill enjoyed woodcarving, gardening, and various outdoor activities.

Bill is survived by his loving wife, Janice, Portage; his daughter, Sue (Jim) Twohig, Mokena, Ill.; their children; Kelly, Rachel, Jack and Allison; his son, Eric (Mary) Williams, Darien, Ill.; and their daughter, Marissa; a sister, Betty Castillo, Louisiana; his mother-in-law, Bernice Cook, Baraboo; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Portage, with the Rev. Mike Richel presiding. Inurnment will be private. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass at the church.

The Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.


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