Clayton Williams

Clayton Williams

Clayton Williams

Clayton Williams, age 90, of Adams, Wisconsin passed away Sunday, April 03, 2022 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Funeral Services were held at the Roseberry’s Funeral Home this past Friday, April 8th, 2022. Father David Bruener will officiated. Interment was at the St. Leo Catholic Cemetery, Friendship, Wisconsin.

Clayton was born December 11, 1931 in Necedah, Wisconsin to Kenneth Earl and Blossom Williams. He grew up on the family farm in Arkdale, Wisconsin. Clayton graduated from Adams-Friendship High School in 1951. He worked in Kenosha before coming back to work for PreWay in Wisconsin Rapids. Clayton married Helen Jane Hoks on January 03, 1953 in Adams, Wisconsin. Together, they raised three children. He started to work for Chicago-NorthWestern Railroad in 1957. Clayton retired from the railroad in November of 1993 as a Conductor.  He then worked for A-F Motors, transporting cars to and from where they were needed.

Clayton served on the Adams-Friendship School Board and was a member of the A-F Lions Club.

Clayton enjoyed pitching horseshoes in the summer, was a very good bowler and was in a Bowling League for many years. He especially enjoyed spending time at the local establishments where he could socialize with his friends and family. Clayton also loved watching his grandson, Kameron play golf and his pursuit of joining the PGA.

Clayton was preceded in death by his parents: Kenneth and Blossom; brothers: Keith and Duane; cousins: Franklin Williams, Shirley Smedbron, Audrey Kosobud, and Virgil Jameson; and nephews: Kenneth Williams and Andy Williams.

Wife: Helen Williams of Adams, WI
Daughter: Kathy Williams of Frienship, WI
Daughter: Connie Williams of San Diego, CA
Son: Bart (Carrie) Williams of Hoschton, GA
Grandson: Kameron Williams of Hoschton, GA
Niece: Judy (Richard) Thomas of Kenosha, WI
Niece: Linda Prespko of Kenosha, WI
Cousin: Dennis (Patty) Jameson of Baraboo, WI
Cousin: Nadine Reed of Winnetka, CA
Further survived by other relatives and many good friends.

Thanks for your lifetime of love and memories.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit for online condolences and  further information.

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  1. Shirley and Romie says:

    Sincere Sympathy to Claytons family! We cherish all the great memories. God bless as you take time to do the same.

  2. Elaine Steffen Wilson says:

    My sincerest sympathy.
    Hold your precious memories close to your heart. May God grant you comfort and peace.

  3. Dennis Chaffee says:

    Clayton was a friend of my dad’s. He had a great sense of humor. Kathy I am sorry for your loss. Condolences to the family.

  4. Bob and Janis Cada says:

    Sincere condolences to a lifetime friend of the family. We will miss Clayton but his memory will remain with us forever..

  5. Cathy and Dennis Rathermel says:

    Helen, Kathy and family, we are very sorry to hear of your loss. May God bring you peace. Sending our deepest condolences.

  6. Karen Murphy (Rank) says:

    So sorry for your loss, sending prayers to all of you

  7. Bob Grabarski says:

    Clayton was always ready to talk about the farm where he grew up and he was extremely proud of the fact he was able to serve on the school board. He served the same time as my father so he would talk about that as we were visiting. Glad I was able to know him and I extent my sympathy to his family.

  8. Brian Jensen says:

    Helen and family, very sad to read of the passing of Clayton. Such an integral part of our family over the years. Feel blessed to have been able to accompany my Dad to AF and on occasion spend time with Clayton…..The Corner Bar Brewer trips and VFW Horseshoe event come to mind. RIP Clayton and condolences to the Williams family.

  9. Sue (Davis) and Randy Anderson says:

    So sorry to hear of Clayton’s passing. So many good stories from Clayton and the RailRoad workers. You could always count on Clayton for a conversation. Had a lot of good talks with him over the years. I’m sure Kenny and Renee are visiting with him already. He will be missed.

  10. Patricia Gervais and Family says:

    Helen, Bart, Kathy, Connie and family
    I am so sorry to hear that Clayton has passed. I did not know until tonight Helen, or I would have been at Roseberry’s for his service….I’m so sorry. Hold your memories of Clayton close to you……I’m sure you have so many happy memories of Clayton. I’m pretty sure that Sheryl was there to greet him, as she always thought so much of Clayton. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love and Hugs….Condolences to you all.

  11. Kathie and Jerry Dye says:

    Helen, Kathy, Bart, and Connie, I am so very sorry to hear of Clayton’s passing. We always loved visiting with him and he never failed to have a story to tell us and to remind us how we were related. Hold your memories close. Hugs to all.

  12. Julie and Bob Goodhue says:

    We are sorry to hear that Clayton passed away. We extend our sincere sympathy to his family. May your good memories help you through this sad time.

  13. Jo Ellen Boersma Brown says:

    Connie and family, I’m so sorry to learn of your Dad’s passing. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Jodi M Helgeson says:

    Clayton was a good friend of my dad’s growing up. He sure had lots of friends over the years. My sympathy to you all