Rick Williams, 54, of Marshalltown, Iowa passed away July 31, 2013 at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. Funeral services were Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at the Powers Funeral Home in Afton. Pastor Dwayne Henrichs and Monsignor Larry Beeson officiated the service. Burial was at the Oak Hill Cemetery south of Thayer. Memorials may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association, Tingley Meal Site or the family. Online condolences may be made at www.powersfh.com under the obituary category.
Richard ‘Rick’ Edward Williams was born September 8, 1958 in Des Moines to Robert Edward Williams and Karen Anabel (Rutledge) Williams. He attended Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Missouri and graduated from Southeast Polk high school in 1976. Rick joined the United States Navy in 1976. Rick was united in marriage to Dixie Schreck on June 14, 1981 at Union Park in Des Moines. They settled in the Des Moines area and Rick worked in the laundry department at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. They later divorced and Rick moved to Tingley. In 2000 Rick moved to the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown.
Rick is survived by his mother, Karen Williams (fianc?? Larry McGuire) of Tingley, Iowa; one daughter, Charity Williams of Des Moines, Iowa; one grandson, Caleb Williams of Des Moines, Iowa; two sisters, Kersti (husband Mark) Siebert and Jean (husband Brad) Deffner, both of Arizona; one aunt, Kersti Rutledge of Des Moines, Iowa; three nieces, Stephanie (husband Cesar) Aguilar, Jennifer Freeman and Lauren Deffner, all of Arizona; two nephews, Tyler Freeman and Robert Deffner, both of Arizona, and two great-nieces, Alexa Aguilar and Cloi Aguilar, both of Arizona.
He is preceded in death by his father and grandparents.