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Arnold "Arnie" Leroy Williams

June 17, 1938 — May 11, 2015

Arnie Leroy Williams, age 76, of Marshall, formerly of Lynd, Minnesota passed away Monday, May 11, 2015 at the Minneota Manor Care Center in Minneota. Funeral Services are 10:00 AM Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Christ United Presbyterian Church in Marshall. Interment will be Saturday at 4:00 PM in the Lynd City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, May 15, 2015 at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall with a prayer service at 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service, from 9:00 – 10:00 AM, Saturday at the church.

Clergy Officiating: Rev. Anne Veldhuisen
Organist: Margaret Greig
Special Music: Alan Greig ~ “Amazing Grace”
Congregational Hymns: “On Eagle’s Wings,” “How Great Thou Art,” “Rock Of Ages”
Active Casket Bearers: Nathan St. Aubin, Nolan St. Aubin, Ben Cramer, Zach Cramer, Logan Meyer
Honorary Casket Bearers: Jessica Schulte, Nicole Stewart, Ashley Regnier, Taylor Regnier, Kaylee Roesler, Hannah Roesler

Arnold Leroy Williams was born at home on June 17, 1938 in Amiret, Minnesota. He was the son of Harold and Irene (Loke) Williams. Arnie was baptized, confirmed, and received first communion at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tracy, Minnesota. He attended school in Tracy and graduated with the class of 1956. Arnie went on to serve in the National Guard. He worked at Runnings and Schwan’s before he started driving truck.

On March 8, 1958, Arnie was united in marriage to Beverly Engelking in St. James, Minnesota. The couple spent 23 years together and raised 5 children: Jeff, Jeanne, Tracey, Tammy, and Melissa. They lived near Marshall until 1989 when Arnie moved to Lynd. He would spend 20 years there before moving into Hill Street Place in Marshall where he gained many friends. When Arnie needed more assistance with his daily care he moved to the Minneota Manor in September of 2014.

Arnie was a true “cowboy trucker” who spent over 40 years on the road for both Ralco and Floyd Wild. He was a past member of the Circle Star Saddle Club and loved everything surrounding horses. He befriended others easily and was always ready with a witty comment or interesting story. Laughter and a smile were never hard to come by. Arnie’s others enjoyments included hunting, playing cards, visiting his Hill Street friends, and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Arnie died on Monday, May 11, 2015, in Minneota, Minnesota at the age of 76 years, 10 months and 24 days. Blessed be his memory.

Arnie is survived by his children, Jeff Williams of Marshall, MN, Jeanne (and Brian) Cramer of St. Charles, IL, Tracey (and John) St. Aubin of Salina, KS, Tammy (and Chad) Regnier of Sartell, MN,
Melissa (and Jon) Roesler of Pierre, SD; 12 grandchildren, Jessica (and Kevin) Schulte, Nick Cramer, Zach Cramer, Ben Cramer, Nate (and Melissa) St. Aubin, Nicole (and Adam) Stewart, Nolan St. Aubin, Ashley Regnier, Taylor Regnier, Logan Meyer, Kaylee Roesler, Hannah Roesler; 9 great-grandchildren; sister, Dianne Karlstad (and fiancé, Harold Hess) of Lynd, MN; brothers-in-law, Doug Karlstad of Lynd, MN, Merlyn Cadwell of Marshall, MN, Ted Versluys of Salina, KS;
sister-in-law, Gloria Williams of Ashby, MN; mother of his children, Bev (and Wayne) Satern of St. James, MN; many nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Irene Williams; grandson, Josh Williams; 9 brothers and 5 sisters.

The family invites everyone to the church basement for a luncheon following the funeral service.
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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, May 15, 2015

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Prayer Service

Friday, May 15, 2015

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Christ United Presbyterian Church

400 West Lyon Street, Marshall, MN 56258

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