Robert B. Williams, 88, of Hazelhurst passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff. He was born in Auburndale, WI on December 9, 1928, to Benjamin and Hilda (nee Baierl) Williams.
Robert was a retired commercial journeyman electrician and belonged to the IBEW #388. He was a Captain in the National Guard 32nd Red Arrow Division and served during the Cold War Crisis. He was the commander of the Colin F. Schultz American Legion Post #318, and a member of the American Legion Honor Guard. He was also very active in the Lake Tomahawk Lions Club and the New Tom Sno Fleas. He also founded and was President of Windpudding Lake Association.
Robert is survived by his children, Randy Williams (Wausau, WI), Jeff (Mary) Williams (Wausau, WI), Jim (Carol) Williams (Wausau, WI), Ellen (Bob) Buss (Green Bay, WI), David (Mary Ann) Williams (Appleton, WI); a daughter-in-law, Corrine Williams, and son-in-law, Randy Pfingsten; grandchildren, Chad (Kristen) Koerten, Jake (Betsy) Williams, Annie (Collin) Janus, Stephanie Williams, Ryan Williams, Rachel Williams, Andrew Buss, Steven Buss, Eric Buss, Collin Pfingsten, Makenzie Williams, and Nicole Williams; great grandchildren, Tanner, Beckett, Sam, Maddie, Ellie, Colton, Mason and baby Williams due soon; brothers Raymond, John, Donald (Virginia), and a special friend, Pearl Clark. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette, daughter, Mary Pfingsten, son, Dan Williams, brothers, Frank and Gene, and sister, Marge.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church in Woodruff. A visitation will be held at the church on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM. Burial will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Kronenwetter, WI.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Colin F. Schultz American Legion Post #318 7986, Choate Blvd, Lake Tomahawk, WI 54539.
Come hear & Discuss
What do Labor Unions Do?
(And What does the Future Hold for All Employees?)
Thursday, April 20, 2017
7 - 9 p.m.
Collins Classroom Center, Room 227
1801 4th Ave, Stevens Point
Panelists: Bill Skelton, UWSP-History (Emeritus)
Ray Nass, Former CEO of Joerns Furniture, Inc.
Parthy Schachter, UFAS, AFT-UW Madison
Kim Kohlhaas, President AFT-Wisconsin
Brian Oberstadt, IBEW & Portage County Labor Council
Moderator: Bob Wolensky, UWSP-Sociology & Social Work
Just over 10 percent of the U.S. workforce now belong to labor unions,
down from a peak of 35 percent in the mid-1950s.
The unionization rate stood at 20 percent as recently as 1983.
What’s going on? What do labor unions do?
What does the future hold for all employees—union and non-union?
Come and hear a group of distinguished panelists discuss
these and other important labor-related topics, and join in the discussion!
Free and Open to the Public.
Audience participation is encouraged.
Refreshments will be served
SAFE JOBS. EVERY WORKER'S RIGHT.
MARATHON COUNTY WORKERS'
MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE
Friday April 28, 2017
Workers Memorial Site
388 River Drive
Wausau, WI 54403
Every year unions, workers, and central labor councils
throughout the nation acknowledge workers who have died
on the worksite. Please join the Marathon County Central
Labor Council to observe those who have died on the job
in Marathon County.
HIGHWAY CLEAN UP
MOURN THE DEAD.
FIGHT FOR THE LIVING
MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017
HIAWATHA BAR, JUNCTION CITY
PIZZA AND REFRESHMENTS AFTERWARDS
Wednesday, Starting May 10, 2017
5224 Heffron Court
Please call the Union Hall to reserve your spot, 715-341-696