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Fred Williams (1938-2020)

WILLIAMS, POPPE, STURTZ

Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 8/8/2020 at 23:56:14

Fred Williams age 82, died Saturday evening, August 1, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.
Funeral services will be held 11:00, Monday August 10, 2020 at the Wayne Zion Lutheran Church, rural Monticello, where friends may call after 9:00. Mask must be worn and fitted properly over the nose and mouth at all times to enter the church. Social distancing needs to be practiced as well. Pastor Wade Reddy will officiate at the services. Interment will be in the Wayne Zion Cemetery. Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello has taken Fred and his family into their care.
Memorials may be made to Camp Courageous, the Anamosa or Monticello School Foundations, the Lions Club or Boy Scout Troop 66.
Surviving is his wife Winnie, 2 sons, Kevin (Faye), Greg (Jill) 4 grandchildren, Noah (Briana Krone), Spencer, Alyx (Kyle) Donarski, and Jordan (Abby McDowell) and a great-grandchild on the way, his brother, James Williams and his sister-in-law, Joan. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Frederick Grant Williams was born April 8, 1938 at Ogden, Iowa. He was the son of John and Florence Sturtz, Williams. Fred attended school in Cascade through the 3rd grade. The family then moved to Anamosa where he graduated with the class of 1957. Fred married Winifred Poppe on September 28, 1958 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Anamosa. Fred worked for Collins Radio in Cedar Rapids and Anamosa for 20 years. The couple started Fawn Creek Homes, with the purchase of property on the East side of Anamosa in August of 1969. They later acquired a mobile home park in Maquoketa.
Fred was a member of the Wayne Zion Lutheran Church. He was also a member of the Monticello Lions Club. Fred was a Scout Master for Troop 1683 in Monticello helping several boys earn their Eagle Scout Award. Fred was a private pilot, completing his solo flight on January 24, 1991. For over 40 years he enjoyed his Canadian fishing trips with his sons and friends. He rarely missed any of his grandchildren’s school activities or events.


 

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