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Laurel Jean Louise Williams


Laurel Jean Louise Williams, 80, of Marion, died Thursday, March 15, 2018, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Echo Hill Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Cathy Allen will officiate. Burial: 1 p.m. Monday at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Survivors include three sons, Harley (Sheri), Wesley (Susan) and Lesley (Robin); daughter, Jean (Blair) Wildman; a sister, Reda Albaugh; and a brother, LeeRoy (Karen) Proesch. She also is survived by her grandchildren, Ashley, Andy, Brenna, Michelle and Shannon Williams, Amanda Wildman and Marcy Quick.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert; and a son, Farley.
Laurel was born on March 30, 1937, in Cedar County, the daughter of Erwin and Hilda Beuthien Proesch. She married Delbert L. Williams on Oct. 26, 1956, in Lowden. Delbert passed away in 2016.
Laurel and Delbert were the owners of Hill-Williams Brothers Inc., and enjoyed working together there for more than 50 years. She was a faithful member of Echo Hill Presbyterian Church. Laurel also enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening and time spent visiting with her beloved family and many friends. She forever will be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend, whose memory will be cherished by all who knew and loved her.
Memorial donations may be given to the Mercy Hospice House in Hiawatha in Laurel's name.
Please leave a message or tribute to the Williams family on our web page at www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.