William Russell Williamson
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A private graveside service for William Russell Williamson, 84, of
Lincoln, will be on Saturday, June 25, at New Union Cemetery.
A celebration of life for all family and friends will be from 1 to 3
p.m. Sunday, June 26, at St. John United Church of Christ Fellowship
Hall, at Seventh and Maple streets in Lincoln.
He died peacefully on June 13, 2011, at 12:40 a.m.
at St. Clara's Manor, surrounded by his loving
Arrangements are with Peasley Funeral Home
Mr. Williamson worked for many years as a chemist
before retiring from the Illinois Environmental
He served in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in
the South Pacific during World War II.
He was born on Nov. 7, 1926, in Fairfield. He was
the youngest son of Charles and Mabel Williamson. He
married Mary Lois Ticknor on June 29, 1947, in
Lincoln. They had been married 62 years when she
preceded him in death on Sept. 5, 2009.
He is survived by his children, Michael (and
Jana) Williamson of Marshall, Carol (and Rod)
Berryman of Ames, Iowa, Dianne Williamson of
Lincoln, Joyce Metz of Chatham, Scott Williamson of
Normal and Lisa (and Ron) Hermant of Tigard, Ore.;
seven grandchildren, Amy (and James) Anderson,
Marianne Hay, Justin Walsh, Susan Williamson, John
Metz, David Williamson and Amanda Metz; and three
great-grandchildren, Ethan Anderson, Hannah
Williamson and Bryan Hay.
He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1944 and
later obtained a degree in chemistry from Bradley
To honor his love of reading and the many hours
he spent at the local library, his family requests
that remembrances on Russell's behalf be sent to the
Lincoln Public Library.
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