NELSON – Steven D. Williams, 65, of Nelson, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 22, 2014, in his home, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Sept. 25, 1948, in Amboy, the son of Paul and Mary “Emaline” (Buyers) Williams. He worked for his family at Williams Upholstery and at Don’s Sanitary Service, then at Henry Pratt Co. for 34 years before his retirement.
He was a veteran of the Air Force, serving from 1968 to 1972, and was a member of the National Rifle Association. Steve left a legacy of love for his wife and family and enjoyed his garden and the outdoors. He embraced life and loved the Lord. Steve was much loved and blessed, and will be missed by many.
He married his longtime love, Linda Plog, on July 5, 2013, in Dixon.
He is survived by his wife; four daughters, Shanda (Dion) Horst of Nachusa, Jennie (Wes) Eckerd of Chana, Laura (Ed) Hilliker of Franklin Grove, and Sara (Joe) Fordham of Dixon; eight grandchildren, Kyle (Emilee) Horst, Amber Horst, Jacob and Jonah Hilliker, Gabe and Emmaline Eckerd, and Nora and Daniel Fordham; one great-granddaughter, Madelynn Currens; one stepson, Larry (Myra) Plog of Texas; two stepdaughters, Tonya (Mike) Litts of Dixon and Tammy Storm of Pensacola, Fla; eight step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Richard Williams, and one sister, Marilyn (Dale) VanNatta, both of Dixon; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Sharon Hutch.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Jones Funeral Home in Dixon and from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Reynolds United Methodist Church in Ashton. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, with the Rev. Alan Meyer officiating. Burial with military honors by the Combined Veterans Group will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon. A memorial has been established.
Go to www.thejonesfh.com to send condolences.