Louis J. Williams

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died October 14, 2018

Louis J. “Louie” Williams, 69, of Gladstone, was a much loved husband, father, papa, son, brother uncle, and friend to many, Louie passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, with his family by his side after a very recent diagnosis of metastasized cancer.

Louie was known for his integrity and desire to always put others and their needs before his own. He was a caring and patient man who had a big heart and undying love for his family. He appreciated the little things in life, such as spending time with his family and friends, good music, cold beers, dancing, morning coffee, and the daily phone calls to his children. Louie understood that life was a brief gift from God, and that each moment should be enjoyed to its fullest for what it’s worth. He was his happiest when surrounded by his grandchildren who loved and adored him. Even as some grew into adult grandchildren, they still referred to him by the enduring term of “my papa.”

Louie was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marilyn; his son, Kevin; his parents, two brothers, and a sister.
He is survived by his children, grandchildren, siblings, and loving partner of 10 years, along with many other family members and friends who love and miss him greatly.

The family will receive friends on Friday, Oct. 26, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba with a Closing Prayer at 5 p.m.

In addition, a celebration of Louie’s life will be held at the White Birch on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 3 to 6 p.m.

9 Tributes for “Louis J. Williams

    Our.brother. A God fearing and humble man. A soft spoken man. With a tender heart, and so full of wisdom,.I will miss him so much ,especially my bible lesson,s over the phone.. my heart is sad ..

    His friend Steve -Cornell,Mi
    Going to miss Louie, our visits, plowing snow and our helping each other.
    Will see him again in a much better place. Rest in peace my neighbor and friend.

    He was my coater operator for many years, I was his electrician. Always a smile no matter how bad the night was going. Many laughs over many years. Will be sadly missed, until we meet again. My condolences to his family and friends, my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this hard time.

    Louie will always have a special place in my heart we grew up together we were part of the south hill gang that consisted of Roger Rosie me Otis Louis Marilyn and Colleen we all listened to big beat on the radio in Rodgers car them were the good days I will miss him very much we had some good times together I just know he is doing good with a big smile on his face and a beer in his hand that’s how I’ll remember Louie

    My father Louie will be missed by us all so much. I surely miss him especially seeing him ride by all of us childrens house always getting sneaky checking up on us children just to see if we were alright and doing well!!! If he did see one of us he would holler and say hey you know where I live you all need to come over and see me and we would say alright to him!!! I will keep the memory of my father being so happy that he got to name my son his first grandchild by the name Matthew he picked his name out of the bible at the table in front of me and said to me I have a feeling your having a son and Matthew is what I want to name him and I’m excited for you to let me name him I said to him alright dad you get your wish. My step mom would say to him what if she is having a daughter he said no I know she is having a grandson so he picked the name out by reading through the bible he was such a very happy father and grandpa how he loved us and his grandchildren so much as each one of them were born!! He always said to me we need more grandchildren to get a baseball team going of boys I think he was tired of shopping for girl dolls and all and he said to hisself I need some grandsons to by trucks and cars of toys instead of all girls stuff. How I loved seeing such a beautiful smile on his face!!! God took you so fast on us all when we weren’t all ready for it!! It was shocking news to us all but dad your in a better place in heaven not suffering anymore in so much pain and I know your smiling in heaven looking down at us and watching over us all!!! I love you so much dad and I will miss you so much always and seeing you smiling when you would see us!!! We will all see you in heaven when the time comes and seeing you with your arms opened to hugs us all and for you to say I love yous!!!

    To all of Louie’s family,Our deepest Sympathy…I enjoyed working with louie, many good laughs, he talked about his family always. Love, Jim and Sue Raredon

    You were very soft spoken and were always a big part of my life growing up, which helped to become who I am today, not to mention it made a big difference in my life knowing that I always had a Uncle that cared and stepped up to the plate. Most would walk away and say I was different, but in your eyes I wasn’t. God took you way to fast not knowing this was going to happen all I have is the memories of you being my favorite uncle and always there no matter what. I remember the times that my parents had to hide Christmas presents from us kids and something about a huge box in the back room in Gladstone. I never believed in Santa Clause until you told me one day that Santa was storing the presents in diffrent places. You will be greatly missed same with my parents please say hi to my mom and dad for me Uncle Louie, it is not going to be the same, I just found out the hard way through my mom’s friend and no one else told me. I understand you tried to fight and God saw you were tired just like my mom and dad but until we meet again you will always be in my heart no matter what this is the hardest thing to know that you are gone, but good bye’s are not forever I know. I will see you again I hope someday same with mom dad, auntie, grammie and all of you in heaven Love you Kelly

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