Obit: Williams, Clara #2 (1919 - 2008)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Williams, Nowak, Fillipeck, Noeldner, Robinson, Zeke, Brent, Welch

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI.) October 22, 2008

Williams, Clara (23 October 1919 - 18 October 2008)

Clara Williams, age 88, of Thorp, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2008, at Our Lady of Victory Hospital in Stanley.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 21, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Thorp, with Rev. Daniel Welch officiating. Burial followed in Sylvan Cemetery, Town of Reseburg rural Thorp.

Pallbearers were: James Williams, Jr., Jason Williams, Adam Williams, Jesse Williams, Nicholas Williams, Tony Brent, Bob Brent, and Rob Noeldner. Visitation was held at the Thorp Funeral Home on Monday, October 20, 2008, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., and on Tuesday, one hour prior to services at the church.

Clara Fillipeck was born on October 23, 1919 in Oglesby, IL to Frank and Anna (Nowak) Fillipeck. At the age of nine, Clara’s family moved to the Thorp area where she received her education. She was united in marriage to Dewey Williams on June 16, 1941, in Neillsville, WI. Together, they farmed in the Town of Reseburg for a short time before moving to Withee. They returned to the Town of Reseburg 12 years later and operated the family farm until their retirement. Dewey later passed away on February 27, 1993. Clara continued to live on the farm until moving to the City of Thorp in 2005.

She loved life and the time spent surrounded by her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening, both vegetables and flowers of all kinds, especially gladiolus. She also enjoyed crocheting afghans, cross-stitching, and canning.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and the Withee Garden Club.

Clara is survived by her four children: Rollin (Kathy) Williams of New Berlin, WI, Shirley Williams of Thorp, James (Diane) Williams of Willard, and Darrel (Meg) Williams of Thorp; 13 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dewey; one son, Richard Williams; one great-granddaughter, Samantha Noeldner; and two sisters: Martha Robinson and Mary Zeke.

Thorp Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be directed to



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