John D. Williams of Vassar joined his wife Georgene in heaven on February 9, 2020 with his daughter by his side at Vassar Fields Memory care in Vassar, MI.
John was born October 25, 1940 in Vassar, he was the son of Dale & Dorothy Williams of Vassar, John was 79 years of age. John joined the Navy after graduating from Vassar High School where he was stationed in Bar Harbor, Maine for 3 years. While in the service he drove home to marry his high school sweetheart Georgene Stewart in May of 1962. They were married 57 years. John and Georgene had two children, Karen (Williams) Opperman and Paul E. Williams. After the Navy starting in 1968 he worked at Saginaw Steering Gear (Delphi) which is known as Nexteer as a skilled trade cutter grinder, he received his journeyman card in 1978. He then retired from there in 1998 after working for 30 years. While also working at Delphi John was a part-time police officer for the city of Vassar for several years. John loved fishing, was always known to have owned many boats. He enjoyed lakes, oceans and ocean marinas, traveling, reading, tinkering in his garage on his many cool cars. He also became a certified scuba diver and was on the Tuscola County Dive and Search Team. John was always known for listening to either piano music or big band. John will be forever missed by his family and friends.
John leaves behind their daughter Karen her husband Ron Opperman and their 4 children; Grant Opperman, Nolan Opperman, Hillary (Opperman) Wickings, and Hannah Opperman. His sister Penny (Williams) husband Jim Rooks. Brother-in-laws Evart (Cheryl) Stewart, Steve (Pam) Aranyos, Greg (Lisa) Aranyos. As well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Besides his parents John is preceded in death by wife Georgene in October of 2019, his son Paul in September 2016, and sister-in-law Maryeln (Stewart) Streeter.
The family would like to say Thank You for all the great care that was given to him at Heritage Hill and at Vassar Fields Memory care.
The family would like to invite friends and family to Hanlin Funeral Home on Sunday February 16, 2020 for visitation at 1:00m with a memorial service starting at 2:00pm. Following the service, we will being going to the Vassar Cemetery to have a burial of Mr. and Mrs. John & Georgene Williams.