Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at the Roseberry’s Funeral Home in Friendship, Wisconsin. Pastor Terri Skildum will officiate. Interment will be at the East Arkdale Cemetery. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at Roseberry’s Funeral Home.
Join us in celebrating Verna’s birth, marriage and passing into eternal life on this special day.
Verna was born September 22, 1936 in Arkdale, Wisconsin to Hans and Hilda Pedersen.
She graduated from Adams-Friendship high school and then married Franklin Williams on September 22, 1956 in Arkdale. They owned and operated the family dairy farm for many years until Franklin’s passing, at which time her family and friends built her a new home that she enjoyed for the last 16 years. She enjoyed puzzles, bird watching, reading, celebrating family traditions and especially spending time with her grandchildren & great-grandchildren. Verna was a lifetime member of the Arkdale Trinity Lutheran Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Williams; son, Randy Williams; Great-Grandson, Jonathan Williams Jr.; parents, Hans & Hilda Pedersen; sister, Caroline Henriksen; brother, Norman Pedersen; brother, Roy Pedersen & many special relatives.
Son: Ronald (Patricia) Williams of Adams, Wisconsin
Son: Lawrence (Rebecca) Williams of Adams, Wisconsin
Daughter: Teresa (Lance) Singleton of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Son: Daniel (Cheryl) Williams of Friendship, Wisconsin
Grandson: Ryan (Sarah) Williams of Ft. Riley, Kansas
Granddaughter: Crystal (Larry) Nawrot of Adams, Wisconsin
Granddaughter: Amber (Brandon Kaufman) Williams of El Paso, Illinois
Grandson: Kelly (Rhea) Krieg of Greenfield, Wisconsin
Grandson: Jonathan (Tina Anderson) Williams of Friendship, Wisconsin
Grandson: Alexander Williams of Adams, Wisconsin
Granddaughter: Jessica (Preston) Berg of Stoughton, Wisconsin
Granddaughter: Andraea (Robbie) Schlimgen of Ridgeway, Wisconsin
Grandson: Curt (Samantha) Page of Fox Lake, Wisconsin
Grandson: Travis Johnson of Friendship, Wisconsin
Granddaughter: Cassi Williams of Friendship, Wisconsin
Sister: Viola (Clarence) York of Arkdale, Wisconsin
Sister: Virginia Chaffee of Arkdale, Wisconsin
Sister: Esther (Fred) Stevens of Kenosha, Wisconsin
Sister: Myrt (Helmer) Lecy of Arkdale, Wisconsin
Sister: Gladys (Clinton) McKinley of Friendship, Wisconsin
Sister: Florence (Edward) Koehler of Friendship, Wisconsin
Brother: Alden (Judy) Pedersen of Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin
further survived by: nieces, nephews, relatives & friends