Bonnie Beth Williams, 78, of Freeburg, passed away Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. She was born on Jan. 6, 1943 in Beaucoup, Illinois to Samuel and Elizabeth (Meyer) Wetzel. Bonnie married Gary Williams on April 25, 1964.
She was employed at Siemens Manufacturing for 27 years. Bonnie was a very active person who enjoyed the outdoors. Some of her favorite activities were water sports, fishing and trips to the beach. Bonnie also enjoyed the casino. She made many memories with Gary as they traveled the country motorcycle touring.
Bonnie loved her family and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Gary Williams; three children, Pamela J. Turley (Doug) of Red Bud, Illinois, Cindy L. Hurst (LeRoy) of Columbia, Illinois and Kevin L. Williams (Anna) of St. Augustine, Florida; grandchildren, Maranda Lee Williams, Alexander Louis Junge, Jacob Williams Hurst, Kaleb Lee Williams and Isabelle Jordan Williams; nieces and nephews, Dwayne Hettenhausen and Linda Hettenhausen, Brian Meyer and Michelle Valentine; great-nephews, Robbie, Michael, Ray and Daniel; brother, William Jenner (Loretta), of Pocahontas, Illinois; her dear sister- and brother-in-law, Sandra and James McCoig of San Antonio, Texas; and her dear friend, Colleen Janssen.
Preceding Bonnie in death were her parents, Samuel Wetzel and Elizabeth Wetzel; a grandchild, Victoria Elizabeth Williams; and sisters and brothers, Patty Bell Hettenhausen, Beverly Sue Meyer, Vera Peeck, Elda Sturman, Hazel Ceglinski, Betty Hollingsworth, Barbara Jean Teel, Irene Doty, Lawrence Lamar, Arthur J. Lamar, Jim Lamar and Junior Lamar.
Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021 at Lake View Funeral Home, 5000 N. Illinois St., Fairview Heights, Illinois, with Deacon Corby Valentine officiating.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be held in Lake View Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Southern Illinois.