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Lester M Williams
Jan. 26, 1941 - Aug. 5, 2017
New Holstein, WI
Funeral Service:
Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
4:00 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Funeral Visitation:
Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wieting Family Funeral Home
411 W. Main St.
Chilton, WI 53014
Lester M Williams
New Holstein, WI

Lester M. Williams, age 76, of New Holstein, died on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Willowdale Health & Rehab Center in New Holstein.  He was born January 26, 1941 in Kiel, son of the late Mattie & Evangeline (Kienbaum) Williams.

Les graduated from New Holstein High School, class of 1959 and later from UW Oshkosh in 1964.  He worked as a cartographer for the United States Government while working for the Defense Department in St. Louis, Missouri.  It was during this time that Lester found himself fascinated with computers; a hobby he continued to foster the rest of his life knowing that he could use the processing power of computers to organize and keep track of everything in his life.  He later began working for Aero-Metric as a cartographer and photogrammetrist until his retirement in 2006.

Lester married Barbara (Hephner) Heinen on June 28, 2007 in New Holstein where the couple has resided since.

He was a member of the American Society of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing.  Les was a voracious reader, enjoyed bird watching and was a world class Craps shooter.  Les was known for his love of sports.  In his younger years, he enjoyed time spent bowling and playing baseball and throughout his life he continued to follow the Milwaukee Brewers and his beloved Green Bay Packers.  Of all of the things Lester enjoyed throughout life, nothing brought him more joy than to spend time with his great granddaughter Alexis, especially when he could take her on a date to McDonald’s.

Survivors include his wife: Barb; his father-in-law: Jim Hephner; step daughter: Lisa (David) Woelfel; a step grandson: Travis Konz and his significant other, Alliee; his great granddaughter and favorite girl: Alexis; a brother: Robert Williams and his fiancée, Rosie Dins; a niece: Judith (Brent) Killackey; a nephew: Joseph (Carrie) Williams;  sister-in-law: Donna (Konrad) Phalin; and his brothers-in-law: Monty Hephner & Steve Luedeman.  Les is further survived by other extended family members and friends.

Funeral service will be at 4:00 pm on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton after which gathering at the Altona Supper Club in New Holstein will take place.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm on Saturday, August 19, 2017.

Lester’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Lisa Woelfel, Rich Miller, the staffs at Willowdale and Sharon Richardson Hospice, especially Roxanne & Paula for all of the loving care that was given to both Lester and his family.
 
We were next door farm neighbors. We worked and spent time together on our farms. We played together on the champion New Holstein High School football team. As adults, we were glad to reunite and enjoyed our visits together.

Patrick Williams (First Cousin) - Aug. 8, 2017


Lisa, Dave, Bob, Rosie, and family,
Sending my sympathy for your loss.

Judy Woelfel (New Holstein) - Aug. 7, 2017


Winning 1958 Conference Championship with Les being the quarterback. Good friend and leader

Tony Stephanie (Football team member) - Aug. 7, 2017


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