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Funeral services will take place on Friday, August 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM (Mountain).

Kadoka City Auditorium
Kadoka, South Dakota

Black Hills National Cemetery
Sturgis, South Dakota
A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, at the Kadoka City Auditorium.

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In memory of

Kathie Williams

of Pierre formerly of Kadoka, South Dakota, died on Monday, August 10, 2020 unexpectedly at her son's home in Glenville, Minnesota at the age of 69

Kathie Williams was born to Merle and Olive Parke in Kadoka, South Dakota on March 11, 1951, and graduated from Kadoka High School in 1969. She married Charlie Williams on July 25, 1970, and they moved to Ottumwa, South Dakota. It was there where they began their lifelong partnership. They welcomed their first of four children, Tammy in 1971, Tiffany in 1974, Teresa in 1975, and their son Charles in 1979.

Shortly after Charles was born, they moved the family to the Arrow Z Ranch where Charlie ranched and farmed while Kathie dedicated herself to caring for and raising her family, at the place they called home for 25 years. Kathie was an amazing cook and enjoyed putting a smile on the families faces by the way of a good meal. Not only was she a dedicated mother who gave selflessly to her family, she enjoyed planning large family events as well. She enjoyed spending her free time camping and playing card games or chatting over coffee with her friends.

Later in life after the kids were all grown, Charlie and her relocated to Midland, South Dakota where they eventually became the proud grandparents to eight grandkids and then six great-grandkids. She took pride in her children and grandchildren and because of this, they have many great memories of her.

After the love of her life, Charlie died in 2012, Kathie sold their home and spent the remainder of her life traveling and spending time with her children and grandchildren at their homes. She was always smiling when she was with family and friends.

Survivors include one son Charles (Danielle) Williams of Albert Lea, Minnesota; three daughters Tammy Williams of Pierre, Teresa Williams of Pierre, and Tiffany Johnson of Stanley, North Dakota; eight grandchildren: Kareshia Enders, Katelyn (Jim) Larson, Deserae (JJ) Williams, Briaunna Williams, Alyssa Walker, Hannah Williams, Charlie Williams, Jevon Johnson, and one bonus granddaughter KayLee Norton; five great-grandchildren: Kassi Rae, Charley June, Laila, Meadow, and Kayler; one brother William (Lola) Parke of Rapid City; two sisters Frances Getz of Sioux Falls and Faye Kerkvliet of Excelsior, Minnesota; brothers-in-law Dave Nettleton and Gary Hunt; sisters-in-law Aletha Parke of Rapid City, Priscilla Parke of Sioux Falls, and Bev Kaufman; and a host of other special nieces and nephews and family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Charles "Charlie" Williams on April 4, 2012; grandson Kruze William; her parents; two brothers Clifford and John Parke; brothers-in-law Robert Getz, Will Kaufman, Myron Cooper, and Jerry Kerkvliet; sisters-in-law Marilyn Nettleton and Dorothy Hunt; and nieces Kristine McQuistion and Annette Nettleton.

A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, at the Kadoka City Auditorium.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 14, at the Kadoka City Auditorium.

Private family interment will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery.

Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 5-7 p.m.
Kadoka City Auditorium
Kadoka, South Dakota

Friday, August 14, 2020 - 10:00 a.m.
Kadoka City Auditorium
Kadoka, South Dakota

Pastor Byron Lindbo

“You Raise Me Up”
“I Can Only Imagine”
“Amazing Grace”

Bill Walker - Barry Jones

Roger Getz - Scott Getz - Shad Hunt
Eric Hunt - Joe Johnson - Mike Renning

All Relatives and Friends in Attendance

Black Hills National Cemetery
Sturgis, South Dakota

  • My deepest sympathies. Cathy was such an amazing person,always smiling. She will be missed,love and peace to you all. ~ Terri Billings Sterling,Colorado (8/19/2020)
  • Just watched your beautiful video and tears running down. What memories you have and the strength both your parents gave you will help get through this time. They are together and hold on to that too. Make them both proud!! Prayers. ~ Barb Petoske Sioux Falls, SD (8/14/2020)
  • I am so very sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers to you all. ~ Kathy Larson LaDue Anamosa, IA (8/14/2020)
  • Thoughts and prayer for Kathies family. Kathie was a really great friend, she was so much fun, she will be missed. ~ Ricki (Lurz) Peterson Vanzant, Mo. (8/13/2020)
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ~ Verda Anderson and Family Kadoka SD (8/13/2020)
  • Katelyn, Kareshia, and all of the Williams family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. We remember many fun times at the Two in One Tavern in Kadoka back in the day, and working cattle with Charlie and Charles. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    ~ Wes and Joan Enders Kadoka (8/12/2020)
  • So sorry for you loss, will be sending prayers to you all. ~ Kris and Dennis Erb Albert Lea MN (8/12/2020)
  • Sending our thoughts and prayers to all of you. Kathie was a special lady who will be missed by all who knew her. ~ Sandi & Dennis Heaton Philip, SD (8/12/2020)
  • So sorry to hear! Hugs & Prayers to your family! Kathie was fun to be around! ~ Steph Carlson Rapid City (8/12/2020)
  • We are so sorry for your loss. ~ Donna Muller Fort Collins, Colorado (8/12/2020)
  • You will be missed by family and friends alike. You were always loving and welcoming. Your family was your focus and they love you so much. RIP ~ Becky Mabry Commerce City, Colorado (8/12/2020)
  • I miss Kathy already. I enjoyed our visits. Prayers to her family for comfort and peace. ~ Patricia Snook Rapid City (8/12/2020)
  • Remembering Kathy and Charlie when we all had small children and would visit at numerous gatherings. Great people, and they will be remembered and missed. Prayers for all of you. ~ Justin and Joyce Wheeler Philip SD (8/11/2020)
  • Our sympathies to all of you, will keep you our thoughts and prayers to help during this most difficult time. Love you all. ~ Mary Butler Carlos, MN (8/11/2020)
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! ~ Jake & April Schofield Philip, SD (8/11/2020)
  • I was shocked to hear this she was a great woman and will ge missed your family has my condolences hugs and prayers ~ Emily Muller Renner (8/11/2020)
  • I was so shocked when I seen this notification on Facebook. I am so sorry for all the family. I didn't know her well, but I liked what I knew. She always seemed like such a go-getter. It's hard to believe she is gone so young. ~ Cynthia Letellier Kadoka, SD (8/11/2020)
  • My heart is breaking for all of you. Heaven gained one special lady! My God comfort you! ~ Carol Kerkvliet Coon Rapids, Minnesota (8/11/2020)
  • So sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Our prayers and thoughts to you all. ~ Ralph & Cathy Fiedler Sturgis, SD (8/11/2020)
  • Kathie was a very special wife, mother and friend. She will be greatly missed but will always be in our hearts. Prayers for all of you at this difficult time ~ Debbie and Donald Johnson Albert Lea, MN (8/11/2020)
  • I'm so sorry for your families loss. Your Mom always had a smile! Many prayers headed your way! I hope you can feel my hug! ~ Abbi McDaniel Philip (8/11/2020)
  • Thoughts and Prayers to all the family during this hard time! She will be missed by many! ~ Leslie O'Connell Rapid City, South Dakota (8/11/2020)
  • Thinking of all of you and sending hugs and prayers ~ Linda Stilwell Kadoka (8/11/2020)