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Kathryn Mary Williams

Friday, November 14, 2008

Kathryn Mary Williams
Funeral services for Kathryn Mary Williams, 95 of Aurora, Ill., will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008 at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Paul Hansen will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m., tonight with the family present from 6-8 p.m., at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.

Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Kathryn passed away Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008 at Tabor Hills Healthcare and Rehab in Naperville, Ill.

Kathryn Mary Williams, daughter of Arthur Henry Reetz and Nellie Mae (Davis) Reetz, was born April 28, 1913, in Centerville, S.D. She graduated from High School in Hampton.

On June 10, 1930, Kathryn was united in marriage to Estell Arthur Williams in Emmetsburg at the Methodist Parish.To this union one child was born.

Kathryn was a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker. In 1932, they owned a small café in Hampton, that had rooms for rent above it. They moved to Spencer, Iowa in 1941 and bought their first house. Their son Arthur was born on Jan. 2, 1942. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and with the war worsening, they moved to Yipsilanti, Mich. until the war ended in 1945. After they moved back to Spencer, she worked at Delaney's Nursing Home, The Hotel Tangney, ran the Spencer Youth Center, and worked at North's Mushroom plant. She was very active in the Grace United Methodist Church and especially her Circle.

Estell died on Mar 31, 1976 and she lived alone until she married Junior "Jay" Danielson in Spencer on June 10, 1988. After Jay died on Oct 19, 2001, she moved to Naperville, Ill., to be near her son Arthur and his wife Dixie.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her two husbands; two brothers: Arthur and Jackson Reetz; and a twin sister, Rose Mary Reetz.

Kathryn is survived by her child, Arthur Williams and his wife Dixie of Yorkville, Ill.; three grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; and a brother, Phillip Reetz and his wife, Lori of Eagle Grove.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.