LeRoy Matthew Williams
Born in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin on Oct 27, 1916
Died on May 07, 2017 and resided in Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Roy Williams hopped in his Mack truck and made his trip to heaven to be with Joan, the love of his life and dancing partner, on May 7, 2017.
LeRoy Matthew Williams was the firstborn son of Benjamin and Margaret (Haas) Williams, who had eight children in their family. Roy celebrated his 100th birthday with friends and family last year. He was born on October 27, 1916, in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
Roy and Joan (Prescher) Williams were married on April 6, 1940. Together they had two daughters, Darla and LeAnn. He proudly served as a Corporal in the United States Army from March 1946 to July 1946 and then in the Army Reserves until 1949. Affectionately known as “Mack 55”, he drove over 2 million miles on the road. Many of those miles were in his faithful 1955 Mack truck.
Roy enjoyed going to the EAA Air Shows in Oshkosh, WI, dancing with Joan at the Russ Morgan Garden Parties, playing golf with friends and family, taking rides out to Steve and Darla’s cabin, visiting with his great-granddog, “Finn”, feeding his squirrel outside his window by the bird feeder, and having a cold can of Blatz beer.
He was also a devoted fan of the Milwaukee Brewers and the Green Bay Packers.
He participated in many sports: baseball, bowling, horseshoes, bean bags and golf. He delivered Meals on Wheels, and was a member of the American Truck Society, Standard Oaks Club, Experimental Aircraft Association, and the SPEBSQSA (Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America). He enjoyed singing some quartet harmony at family gatherings.
Roy is survived by his daughters Darla (Steve) Altman and LeAnn (Michael) Tevsh, his brother Charles (“Spike”) Williams, and brother-in-law Roger Prescher, all of Sheboygan.
Grandchildren are Randy (Rene) Thimmig and Rick (significant other, Sara) Thimmig of Sheboygan, Melissa (Charles) Lacasse of Onalaska, WI, Matthew Tevsh of Green Bay, WI, Allison (Steve) Zittel of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and Clay (Kathy) Altman of Delafield, WI.
He is also survived by five great-grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren and one great-great-great grandchild.
He is further survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Joan, brothers Lester, James (“Pee Wee”), Benjamin (“Benjie”) and Robert (“Bobby”), sisters Elizabeth (“Betty”) Oldenburg and Annamae Buechler, mother and father-law Walter and Alma Prescher, sister-in-law Marilyn Prescher and granddaughter Becky Altman.
Services will be held at Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th St., Sheboygan on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m. and going until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. Interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Roy’s name. The family would like to thank all the caregivers at Terrace Place - especially Andrea, Bobbi, Sejla and Jeanette for taking care of Roy and also Dr. Pawlak and the St. Nicholas Hospital Hospice team and nurses.
“KEEP ‘ER ON THE ROAD!” ~~~~~ “FALLE NICHT IN SPUCKE!”
Memorial Service: Saturday May 13, 2017, 1:00 p.m. at Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home
Visitation: Saturday May 13, 2017, 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home
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