It is with great sadness the family of Charles G. “Buck” Williamson announces his peaceful passing at his home on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018.
He was born on April 2, 1930, in Galesville, the son of George and Agnes (Johnson) Williamson.
Buck served in the Army and was a Korean War veteran. He worked as an electrical lineman for NSP for 36 years in the Galesville and Owen areas before he landed in Mondovi in 1967, where he’s been a proud community member and Citizen of the Year in 1991. He taught hunter safety for 27 years, along with snowmobile safety for many years, and was an active member of the Conservation Club.
Buck could and had the patience to fix anything, and if he couldn’t he would invent or make something to fix that other thing. A true handyman, he has helped many neighbors and people throughout the years. He loved to fish, hunt, have coffee and joke with his buddies. He enjoyed football, whoever was playing, and thoroughly enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports through the years. Buck and Ethel traveled with their RV after retirement and were snowbirds in Arizona for 20 years.
Buck will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Ethel, of 67 years, and fondly remembered by his children, Julie (David) Larsen of Scottsdale, Ariz., Gary (Barb) of Huntington, Ind., Steve (Becky) of Mondovi, Bob (Sarah) of Chippewa Falls, Kathy (Jim) Ulness of Eau Claire and Lori (Chris) Seipel of Mondovi; grandchildren, Carrie (Steve) Pearson, Kate Larsen (Zach Stricker), John Williamson, LeeAnn (Kyle) Ganton, Ashley (Jason) Schilling, Jade (John) Okwori, Paige (James) Dutter, Breck Williamson, Morgan (Paul) Beilmeier, Olivia Williamson, Lindsay, Nate (Jenna) and Christopher Ulness, Logan (Abby), Shaye and Nolan Seipel; great-grandchildren, Cael, Owyn and Joshua Pearson, Myla and Luke Ganton, Jacie, William, Ellie and Sadie Schilling, Gabriella, Zola and Ava Okwori and Olive Beilmeier; numerous nieces and nephews; cousins; other relatives and many dear friends.
Buck was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jeffery; brothers, Richard “Dick” and Howard Williamson.
A funeral mass was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Mondovi, on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at 11 a.m., with Father Paul Bosco presiding. A visitation was held at Talbot Family Funeral Home, Mondovi Chapel, on Sunday, Nov. 4, from 2 to 5 p.m., and then again at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations made to the Mondovi Conservation Club, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, or the American Heart Association.
We love and miss you but are proud to call you husband, father and grandpa!
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