Gale L Williams

July 19, 1927 ~ July 16, 2018 (age 90)

Gale Williams,90, of Hale passed away on Monday, July 16, 2018 at his home.


His Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 20, 2018 at Lahey and Dawson Funeral Home in Wyoming, Iowa. Friends may call Thursday, July 19 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Lahey and Dawson Funeral Home in Wyoming. Burial will be at North Madison Cemetery in Center Junction, Iowa with Military Honors.


Gale Williams was born on July 19, 1927 in Iowa to Leland and Lulu (Ripperton) Williams. He served the United States Navy from 1945-1946. He married Peggy Vargason on November 3, 1946 and they later divorced. Gale owned and operated the Center Junction Locker and was Assistant Plant Manager at Clinton Engines and a Union President. Gale moved to Hale with his long-time companion, card partner and dance partner Wanda Petersen. He was a faithful and loyal caregiver to Wanda up until she passed from Alzheimers in 2014.


Gale was a member of American Legion Post # 259 of Wyoming. He enjoyed fishing and mowing lawns. He often played cards, attended dances and was in many parades with his show cars.


Those left to cherish Gale’s memories are his children; Pam Carradus of Langworthy, Gail Axtell of Loveland, CO, Steven (Lisa) Williams of Eldridge, Ronald (Deb) Williams of Wyoming, Lynn (Mary) Williams of Center Junction, Daughter-in-law Michael Williams of Center Junction, 16 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, 12 great-great grandchildren with 2 on the way, brother Larry (Kathleen) Williams of Wyoming, sisters-in-law Marilyn Williams, Selma Williams and Gloria Williams.


He was preceded in death by his parents, son Randy, grandson Faron Michael Fritz, great-grandson Cole Michels, sister Helen McMillion, 5 brothers; Lyle, Wayne, Blair, Gerald and Ronnie, sons-in-law Philip Carradus and Doug Axtell.



In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to his family in his honor.


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