The Van Wert County Courthouse

Saturday, Jul. 2, 2022

Gerald Williams

Gerald “Butch” Williams, 76, of Van Wert, died at 9:32 p.m. Saturday, January 25, 2020, at Van Wert Health.  

Gerald “Butch” Williams

He was born December 17, 1943, in Wren, the son of Russell and Dorothy Williams, who both preceded him in death. 

He is survived by his spouse, Barbara (Case) Williams; a son, Dennis Williams of Van Wert; three grandchildren, Alex, Sarah, and Ariel Williams; and a brother, Don Williams. 

He was preceded in death by a sister, Dixie.

Butch was employed by General Electric Company, both in Decatur and Fort Wayne, Indiana. Following retirement, he drove the handicapped van for the Van Wert County Council on Aging for 10 years.

He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge in Decatur and The Sons of the Legion Chapter 178 in Van Wert.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 30, at Brickner Funeral Home in Van Wert, with Pastor Laura Clark officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert. 

Visitation is from 11 a.m. until the time of services Thursday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials: Wesley Church in Van Wert.

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POSTED: 01/28/20 at 4:15 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries