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Leonard Francis Williams

October 25, 1939 ~ September 18, 2019 (age 79)

Leonard F. Williams, age 79, of Annandale, Minnesota passed away peacefully on September 18, 2019.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m Friday, September 27, 2019 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Annandale with Fr. John Meyer as Celebrant. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Private burial will be held at a later date at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Buffalo, Minnesota. Memorial contributions in Len’s name may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Leonard Francis Williams was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota on October 25, 1939 to Leonard J. and Dena M. (Bruns) Williams. Following his graduation from Maple Lake High School in 1957, Len trained as a meatcutter and served honorably in the U.S. Army Reserve. He was united in holy matrimony to Marilyn Sue Naymaster on September 19, 1964 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. A long-time resident of Buffalo, many will remember Len as the friendly small-town butcher who dutifully served the customers of Holmquist’s Super Valu/County Market and other area grocery stores for nearly four decades. A loving husband, father, and grandfather, he lived a wonderfully simple life guided by his faith and humble aspirations. Len enjoyed travel (Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Hawaii, and Alaska), fishing, TV sitcoms, Vikings football, WCCO Radio, country music, working in the yard, and spending free time with his family and friends, all of whom loved him dearly.

Len is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Marilyn of Annandale; daughter, Brenda (Kurt) Landwehr of Maple Grove, MN; sons, Brian (Jane) Williams of Evergreen, CO, David (Mary) Williams of Eagan, MN, and Scott (Sarah) Williams of Plymouth, MN; ten grandchildren, Alexandra, Christian, Julia, Connor, William, Ava, Elise, Brynn, Evan, and Bennett; sisters, Rosemary Schlegel of Spring Lake Park, MN, and Ida Van Lith of Annandale. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Alvin Williams, and his sisters, Theresa Nagorski and Germaine Williams.

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