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Robert L. Williams, age 80, of Greenville, passed away Sunday, May 9, 2010 at Spectrum Health-United Hospital in Greenville. The son of Martha & Milo Williams, Sr., he was born on July 8, 1929 in Greenville.

On Valentines Day, Feb. 14, 1948, in Greenville, he married the former Anna Belle Broomfield. Together, they raised three children while he worked at the former Ranney Refrigerator Company/Northland Corporation for 44 years. Although Robert enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, mushrooming, and was a skilled euchre player, he found his greatest joy in time spent with his family.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, David Robert Williams; his parents; three sisters, Gertrude Race, Hattie Diepenhorst, and Rosetta Packard; three brothers, Charles Williams, Paul Williams, and Milo Williams, Jr.; and two infant great-grandchildren, Blake LaSarge and Angelica Williams.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Anna Belle Williams of Greenville; their children, Steven & Rose Williams of Greenville, Dennis & Judy Williams of Cedar Springs, and Lois & Dan Kinyon of Greenville; a brother, George Williams of Greenville; a brother-in-law, and three sisters-in-law, Bob & JoAnn Broomfield of Sidney, Kate Broomfield, and Pam Broomfield, both of Greenville; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Honoring his wishes, cremation has taken place and graveside committal services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at Saranac Cemetery with Pastor Ken Harger officiating.

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  1. Anonymous on May 9, 2010 at 12:00 am


    05/12/2010 –

    Jeffrey Thrasher

    05/12/2010 –

    Dave and Kathy Merritt

    Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

    05/11/2010 –

    Ethan Silverthorne

    Annabelle and family. I’m very sorry to hear of the passing of Bob. I’ve known him for many years along with all his family and I know he’ll be missed by all who knew him. God bless!
    Ethan & Virginia Silverthorne

    05/11/2010 –

    Gerald Tovatt

    Annabelle and family:
    I am so sorry to hear of Robert’s death. Your strong family support will help you through this difficult time. He lived a good life. Jerry

    05/11/2010 –

    Cindy Schofield

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.

    05/11/2010 –


    My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. I remember Mr.William’s big smile everytime he came for lunch with Lois. He could brighten a room with his smile and joyfulness. I wanted send prayers of strength to the family for the tough time and their lose.


    I would like to send my condolence to the Williams family. In reading the obituary it is obvious that Robert lived a long life, the Bible speaks of individuals like Robert as having “special mightiness” (Psalms. 90:10) In times like this I reflect on the God’s promise in John 5;28,29 of a resurrection of our dead loved ones. I hope this note brings you comfort at this time.

    Ron Petersen

    Dennis, Judy, Steve & Lois, Please accept my deepest sympathy at the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Brenda & Steve Mocadlo

    Aunt Anne and Family
    You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Uncle Robert was the sweetest and kindest man, we are all the luckier to have had him in our lives. Whenever we were home he always stopped in for a visit. He will be missed.
    Love Brenda, Steve and Kids

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