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Thomas Bruce Williams, age 79, of Sidney, lost his fight with cancer late Thursday evening, December 6, 2018 at his home under the loving care of his family and Heartland Hospice.  The son of Bruce Douglas & Dorothy (Silverthorn) Williams, he was born on June 14, 1939 in Greenville. 

After graduating from Newberry High School in Michigan's Upper Pennisula,  Tom proudly earned his paratrooper wings with the 82nd Airborne Division of the United States Army and served in Alaska, Germany, and Vietnam.  He was a member of the Ray I. Booth American Legion Post 101 in Greenville and had been a member of the Greenville Masonic Lodge No. 96 F&AM. 

On June 14, 1997, in Manton, he married Ruth Ellen Ingersoll and together they enjoyed over 21 years of marriage.  Tom retired from the former Electrolux Home Products where he worked as an electrician and enjoyed hunting and fishing…  especially fly fishing.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth E. Williams of Sidney;  his children, Kim & Troy Taylor, Doug & Brandy Williams, Tammy Dustin, Tonja & Kimber Otto, Amber & Craig Monastero, Doris Ingersoll, and Jenny & Kevin Hough;  grandchildren, Zachary, Samantha, Keith, Brian, Tanner, Kelsey, True Thomas, Thomas, and Diana;  great-grandchildren, Haylee, Cole, Amelia, Lucas, and Vincent;  a brother, Richard & Linda Williams;  a sister, Karen Simmons;  sisters-in-law, Florence Kahler, Marjorie Ingersoll, Charlotte Ingersoll, Ruth Ingersoll-Finkbeiner, and Claudia Ingersoll;  and several nieces and nephews.

Honoring Tom's wishes, cremation will take place and private family services will be held.  Instead of flowers, Tom would have appreciated contributions in his memory to either Shriner's Hospitals for Children or Heartland Hospice.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Tom's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  Arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, exclusive provider of Veterans Funeral Care.


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  1. Brandi Williams on December 8, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Brandi Williams-á Thank you for accepting me into your family and giving me a loving husband and father for our children.-á

  2. Kimberly Taylor on December 8, 2018 at 12:00 am

  3. Jenny Hough on December 10, 2018 at 12:00 am

    The world has lost a wonderful father, Grandfather, and friend.-á -áI will take care of Mom like you asked Dad.-á I miss you already..see you in Heaven.-á Love you.

  4. Tonya otto6 on December 14, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Thank you for your trust in me. I will help ruthe anyway she will let me . God Bless.-á

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