Darlene Vey Williams, 79, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2012, at Bethel Home in Viroqua.
She was born January 22, 1933, in Erie, Illinois to Grover and Lilah (Hunter) Hamilton. She graduated from Erie High School in 1950 and remained in the Erie area until moving to West Lima, Wisconsin in 1956. She married Otis Williams on August 10, 1958. The couple farmed in rural La Farge for many years. Darlene also held several jobs throughout her life. Before retiring in 1989, she was employed by St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hillsboro for 19 years, first as a ward clerk and later as an administrative secretary. Darlene was well-known for her exceptional cooking, always having cookies or other treats on hand. She loved spending time with her family and friends and also enjoyed sewing, gardening, and painting. Darlene was a kind and caring woman who always thought of others first. She will be sadly missed by her family and all who knew her.
Darlene is survived by her husband of 53 years, Otis Williams
two sons: Kevin (Lynette) Dobbins and Mitch (Teresa) Williams of La Farge
a daughter, Dawn (Christopher) Pastick of Sparta;
eight grandchildren: Nicholas (Libby) Dobbins, Lucas Dobbins, Nathan (Samantha) Pastick, Jessica Pastick, Kyle Williams, Wayne (Robin) Clark, Aaron (Heidi) Clark, and Reed Clark;
five great-grandchildren: Sam, Emma, Aaliyah, Leeara and Catie;
two brothers, Neale (Dixie) Hamilton of Beloit and Gary (Sandra) Hamilton of La Farge;
a sister, Barb (Jim) Calloway of La Crosse;
brothers-in-law Bud (Shirley) Williams and Mel (Wanda) Williams of La Farge;
and sisters-in-law Carol Hamilton and Darlene Cooley of La Farge.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, William Hamilton; her father and mother-in-law, Earl and Winifred Williams; brother-in-law Woodrow Williams; and sisters-in-law Helen Russell and Dorothy Wagner.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Bethel Home staff for their compassionate care of Darlene.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11 at the Free Methodist Church, La Farge. A visitation is scheduled for family and friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10 at the Seland Huston Funeral Home, La Farge, and on Wednesday at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the La Farge Fire Department or the La Farge Rescue Squad. The Seland Huston Funeral Home of La Farge is assisting the family with arrangements.