ROGER G. WILLIAMS
Born: June 22, 1935
Died: May 12, 2018
Visitation: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg
Celebration of Life Service: Begins at 8:00 pm
Roger “Willie” G. Williams, 82, Retired SKCM USN, of Schaumburg, Illinois, was born on June 22, 1935 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to the late Glenn and the late Dorothy (nee Rogers) and passed away peacefully on May 12, 2018 in Elk Grove Village, surrounded by his loving family.
Roger’s career began with a 20+ year enlistment in the United States Navy. A career that took him around the world, making lifelong friends along the way. He ultimately earned the Rank of Master Chief. After retirement in 1975 Roger embarked on another twenty-year career with Sprint Telecommunication formally Centel. Roger’s sense of duty didn’t stop with his work. He also dedicated his time to local politics. For 25 years Roger sat on several boards within the Village of Schaumburg. Planning Committee, Bikeways Committee, and eventually served as Chairman of The Zoning Board of Appeals. Settling down in Schaumburg afforded him opportunities to cultivate his hobby of growing tomatoes, and other vegetables. His nurturing and patient demeanor yielded him the most succulent toasted tomato sandwiches, with extra pepper of course.
Willie was the dedicated and adoring husband of 60 years to Katherine (nee Ramsdell); nurturing and protective father of Debra (James) Teufel, Roger II, David (Maggie), Daniel (Lori). Loving grandfather of Katie Parker (Jim), Kevin Teufel, Michael Teufel, Alyssa, Ryan, Trevor, Trenton, Tommy and Abby: proud Great Grandfather of Brooklyn Parker and Nicholas Parker. Roger is survived by his older brother Terry (Kathy) and proceeded in death by his younger brother Gene. Those who knew Roger would agree that Willies dedication to service of others has bettered: family, friends, neighbors, community and country. He truly will be missed by all.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Willie’s name to the American Lung Association and click “Donate”.
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