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Richard 'Dick' W. Williamson
Richard "Dick" W. Williamson, 76, of South Bend, passed away peacefully.
He graduated from Carmel High School in 1959, and attended Butler University on a track scholarship. He served our country in the Vietnam War. He retired as a manager from United Parcel Service in 1977 and retired from USF Holland in 2006. He was a Notre Dame football usher for 23 years, a charter member of the Ambassador Club at Chippewa Bowl, he belong to the Golden Gang Bowling League and bowled on the Sunday Nite Mixed League for 45 years. He was a member of the Teamster #364 Retirement Club and a lifetime member of the Yankee Air Force. He belonged to the VFW #360, the American Legion #303, the Marine Corp League, the Army-Navy Union #146 and a charter member of the Vietnam Veterans #1027. He was an avid animal lover and NASCAR fan.
Survivors include his wife, Linda; daughter, Renee (Tom) Gillis of Granger; step-sister, Anne (J.B.) Hayes of Westfield; grandchildren, Haley Williamson (Steve Tepper) of Highland, Ryan Williamson of South Bend, Dakota Williamson of New Paris, Grant, Grace, Ana and Reid Gillis of Granger.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hildred (Rayle) Williamson and Wesley M. Williamson, a son, Richard "Rick" W. Williamson and a great grandson, Carter Wesley Williamson.
Funeral services are scheduled for noon Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel, 3718 S. Michigan St., South Bend. Graveside services and burial will follow at Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend. Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in the funeral home.
Contributions to Fried's Cat Shelter, P.O. Box 241, Michigan City, IN 46361, Pet Refuge, 4626 S. Burnett Drive, South Bend, IN 46614, Humane Society of St. Joseph County, 2506 Grape Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545 or South Bend Animal Control, 521 Eclipse Place, South Bend, IN 46628.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com
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