Bernadine “Bea” Williams, 88, Emery, SD died Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital.
Funeral services will be 1:30 pm Friday, May 3 at St. Martin Lutheran Church in Alexandria. Burial will be in the Emery Community Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Hettinger-Bittner Funeral Chapel in Emery.
Bernadine Marie Williams was born March 1, 1931 on a farm near Argonne, SD to Haro and Meta (Heesen) Gorath. She grew up at Howard, SD where she was baptized and confirmed in St. John’s Lutheran Church. She moved with her family to Canova where she attended high school and worked with her father in his locker plant and grocery store. On June 29, 1947 she married Clinton “Dick” Williams. They resided on a farm near Canova until moving to Emery in 1958. Bea worked at the Diamond Care Center for numerous years.
She is survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, daughters-in-law, Patricia Williams, Lynne Williams and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Dick in 2003, four children, David, Russell, Darla Rhodes, Sadonna Larsen, two grandsons, six brothers, three sisters and two sons-in-law.