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Richard Vernon Williams, age 69, passed away with family by his side at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on August 25th, 2018. Funeral service will be held Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cavalier American Legion. Visitation for one hour before the time of services.
Rick was born on April 11th, 1949 to Vernon and Florence (Christianson) Williams. He resided in Neche, ND, where he graduated from High School in 1967 and then earned a Bachelor's Degree in Education at the University of North Dakota.
Rick was united in marriage to Linda Gainer on June 15th, 1969. They lived in Grand forks, ND and then made their home in Crystal, ND for 13 years where they raised their two children. Rick first taught school and then worked for Olson Fertilizer and Hensel Farmers Elevator. In 1985 they moved to Cavalier, ND and he continued to work at the grain elevator under Cenex Harvest States. Rick enjoyed the outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and especially getting to know and love his heavenly Father through reading his Bible, prayer, hearing the spoken word and entering into fellowship with others.
In addition to his parents, Rick was preceded in death by their infant daughter Tamara, father-in-law Harold Gainer, and brother-in-law Earl Dick. He is survived by his wife Linda, daughter Angela Williams, West Palm Beach, FL, son Brent (Jill) Williams, West Fargo, ND granddaughter Madisen Williams, grandsons Seth, Benjamin, Isaac, and Ethan Williams, three brothers Ronald (Shirley) Williams, Mark (Vicki) Williams, Scott Williams (Taylor Hintz); six sisters; Patty Dick, Zona (Russell) Kihne, Karen (Clayton) Romfo, Lori (Ray) Lagerquist, Lois (Paul) Soland, Lisa Mastvelton (Dan Mehlhoff) step-mother Leona Williams, mother-in-law Mae Gainer, sister-in-law Lorna (Wayne) Ratchenski and many nieces and nephews, as well as extended family and special friends Doug and Michelle Johnson.
We are thinking about all of you these days. Again, so sorry for your loss
Terry and Marleen mote Aug 31 2018 12:00 AM
I am so sorry for your great loss. May God comfort and bless you!
Marilyn Beaton Aug 31 2018 12:00 AM
What a tragic loss of such a nice man. Rick & I used to visit while watching our grand kids swim! He is free of pain now & with the angels watching over all of you! Prayers to Rick's family.
Judy Johnson Aug 31 2018 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear about the passing of Rick. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Ray & Vicki Romfo Aug 30 2018 12:00 AM
My prayers and thoughts are with all of you in these dark moments-this is when friends,family and faith becomes the sunshine--Richard was a good friend,a family man and loyal to his faith.
Christopher Barry Aug 30 2018 12:00 AM
My condolences to Rick's family and friends
Scott Brown Aug 30 2018 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with Linda and her family, and with Rick's brother and sisters.
Wayne Thom Aug 30 2018 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you*
Bob & Marcia Beth Aug 30 2018 12:00 AM
Moment to moment, hour to hour, day to day...may God be with all of you through these times ahead
Sheila Cameron-Cupp Aug 30 2018 12:00 AM
Linda and all of Rick's family, Have had you all in our hearts and prayers since we heard of Rick's accident and passing. May God wrap His loving arms around you and give you comfort and peace as only He can. Our heartfelt sympathy for your great loss. Jerry & Carol
Jerry & Carol Greenwood Aug 29 2018 12:00 AM