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Larry Emory Williams

December 30, 1941 February 1, 2020
Larry Emory Williams
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Obituary for Larry Emory Williams

Vinton—Larry Emory Williams, 78, died peacefully surrounded by his family Saturday, February 1, 2020 after a short and courageous battle with cancer.
Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Prairie Creek Christian Church with Pastor Kurt Brubaker officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, February 7, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home in Vinton. Burial will be at Bear Creek Cemetery, rural Vinton.
Larry was born December 30, 1941 in Vinton, the son of Emory and Mabel Erickson Williams. He grew up in Vinton and attended school in Vinton, graduating in 1960. On August 19, 1974 he married Sharon Thompson at the First Christian Church in Vinton. Larry was a well -respected grain farmer, pork producer and beef producer. He had never-ending amounts of ambition and drive, could fix almost anything, enjoyed woodworking and loved all animals, except maybe hogs. Larry was very generous and helped many people over the years. He was an active member of Prairie Creek Christian Church for more than thirty years and had an unwavering faith. He was a dedicated, tolerant and responsible father.
He is survived by his wife, of 45 years, Sharon; children, Allan (Deanna) Williams of Plainfield, Steven (Mary) Williams, Kelly (Bryon) Geater, Dean (Lori) Williams all of Vinton, Paul (Holly) Selken of Conrad, Matthew Selken of Des Moines, and Luke (Kelly) Williams of Vinton, twenty-two grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and another on the way; brothers, Richard (Janet) Williams and Dennis (Ann) Williams all of Vinton and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family will direct memorials to Prairie Creek Christian Church.
Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home is caring for Larry and his family. Condolences may be left at

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4:00 PM 2/7/2020 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/7/2020 7:00:00 PM
Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home

1212 1st Avenue
Vinton, IA 52349

Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home
1212 1st Avenue Vinton 52349 IA
United States





10:30 AM 2/8/2020 10:30:00 AM
Prairie Creek Christian Church

2745 55th Street (Hwy. 150)
Vinton, IA 52349

with Pastor Kurt Brubaker officiating.

Prairie Creek Christian Church
2745 55th Street (Hwy. 150) Vinton 52349 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


Bear Creek Cemetery Final Resting Place

52nd Street and 26th Avenue
Vinton, IA 52349

52nd Street and 26th Avenue Vinton 52349 IA
United States

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