John Austin Williams, age 88 of Outing died on October 9, 2021 at his home. He was born in Richmond, MN to George and Mabel (Rodgers) Williams. He was a U.S. Army veteran. John married Annie “Nancy” McGarry in Minneapolis on August 11, 1955. He retired to Outing in 1992.
John is survived by two sons, George (Nancy) Williams of Lincoln, NE and Vernon (Colleen) Williams of Outing; three brothers, Mike (Joanne) Williams of Anoka, Pat (Hanna) Williams of New London Spicer and Gene (Lou) Williams of Outing, four grandchildren, Haley, Cameron, Alix (Andrew Guessouroun) and Keegan (Kelsey) and three great grandchildren, Abigail, William and Emmett John.
Preceding John in death are his parents; his wife Annie “Nancy” and one son, William; 5 brothers, Buddy, Ray, Frank, Jim, and Jerry Williams; and one sister, Monica Hirdler.
A Memorial Mass will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 9, 2022 at St. Emily’s Catholic Church in Emily. Burial will be at the Pine Ridge Cemetery in Emily will full military honors by the Myrin-James American Legion Post #443, Ironton. A gathering of friends and family will be one hour prior to the mass on Saturday. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.
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