Dean “Mike” Williams, 83, of Corning passed away Monday, January 10, 2022 at the EveryStep Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center in Corning. Reverend Jodi Rushing will officiate. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery in Prescott. Open visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with family receiving from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 14, 2022 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Adams County Ambulance, Corning Fire Department or the Adams County Sheriff’s Department. Memories and condolences can be left at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Dean “Mike” Elmer Williams, the son of Elmer Lindley and Pearl Fay (Schrodt) Williams was born on March 19, 1938 on the family farm in Adams County. Mike attended school thru the eighth grade at Prescott. He then began his life long career of farming. He would first farm with his father and brother and in 1971 he began his own farming operation. Mike proudly served with the National Guard from 1960 to 1966. On October 29, 1967, Mike married Glenda Sue Mullen at the United Methodist Church in Corning. Three children: Susan, Michael and Tim would bless this union. Mike was a self-taught mechanic and it was said he could fix anything. He was also a jack of all trades, and in addition to his farming, he operated Williams Repair for a short time. He later worked at Michaels Foods as a mechanic. He retired in 2007.
Mike was a former member of the Adams County Farm Bureau. He loved animals and enjoyed reading westerns. He enjoyed going to the casino and participating in bowling leagues. When Mike wasn’t working you could likely find him playing cards at Sam’s Used Cars and visiting with people. When life slowed down for Mike, he got much enjoyment out of watching the birds and squirrels at the feeders. Most of all Mike loved time spent with his family. He will be remembered for always trying to put a smile on everyone’s face.
Left to cherish Mike’s memory is his wife Glenda Williams of Corning; children: Susan Pellman and husband Bryan of Creston, Michael Williams and wife Christina of Creston and Tim Williams and wife Brenda of Creston; 13 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; brothers-in-law: Jim Mullen of Atlantic and Bruce Mullen and wife Pat of Corning; sisters-in-law: DeAnna Harney and husband Joe of Charlestown, Indiana and ReNae Holloway and husband Roy of Safford, Arizona and Shelia Baliff and husband Nick of Prescott; along with many other relatives and friends.
Preceding Mike in death were his parents; grandsons, Nathan and TJ; brother, Pete Williams; sisters, Hazel Sicheneder and Mabel Robison; mother and father-in-law, Helen and Carl Mullen; brothers-in-law: Robert Sicheneder, Lloyd Robison and Robert Mullen; sisters-in-law: Rae Mullen, Becky Large and Ronie Mullen.