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Richard "Rick" Williams

Richard "Rick" Williams
  • September 8, 1958 - July 31, 2013
  • Marshallton, formerly of Tingley, Iowa

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“As the year anniversary of your death rolls closer, I find myself getting more and more depressed everyday. The tears just start to roll for no...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Charity Williams - Des Moines, IA

“so sorry for your loss,he was so young ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: dana robinett - IA - neighbor

“Karen and family, We were so saddened to hear of Rick's passing but know that he must be in a better place without pain and suffering. We had a brief...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Dick & Jane Hinson - IA

“When Rick and I were very young kids and lived in Mitchellville, Iowa at the time, we would hide behind the couch in the livingroom whenever it...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Kersti Williams-Siebert - AZ

“I will never forget how many days you spent with me trying to teach me how to play poker. You always wanted me to learn how to cheat! I always...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Charity Williams - Des Moines, IA

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Rick Williams, 54, of Marshalltown passed away July 31, 2013 at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at the Powers Funeral Home in Afton. Pastor Dwayne Henrichs and Monsignor Larry Beeson will officiate the service. Burial will be at the Oak Hill Cemetery south of Thayer. Family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. service time at the Powers Funeral Home in Afton. Memorials may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association, Tingley Mealsite or the Family. Online memorials may be made at under the obituary category.

Richard "Rick" Edward Williams was born September 8, 1958 in Des Moines to Robert Edward Williams and Karen Anabel (Rutledge) Williams. He attended Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Mo. and graduated from Southeast Polk High School in 1976. Rick joined the United States Navy in 1976. Rick was united in marriage to Dixie Schreck on June 14, 1981 at Union Park in Des Moines. They settled in the Des Moines area and Rick worked in the laundry department at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. They later divorced and Rick moved to Tingley. In 2000 Rick moved to the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown.

Rick is survived by; his mother, Karen Williams (fiancé Larry McGuire) of Tingley; one daughter, Charity Williams of Des Moines; one grandson, Caleb Williams of Des Moines; two sisters, Kersti (husband Mark) Siebert and Jean (husband Brad) Deffner, both of Arizona; one aunt, Kersti Rutledge of Des Moines; three nieces, Stephanie (husband Cesar) Aguilar, Jennifer Freeman and Lauren Deffner all of Arizona; two nephews, Tyler Freeman and Robert Deffner, both of Arizona; two great nieces, Alexa Aguilar and Cloi Aguilar both of Arizona. He is preceded in death by his father and grandparents.