Henry “Bud” Williams

MARQUETTE, MI. – Henry “Bud” Williams, 74, of Marquette, died Tuesday evening, November 26, 2013 at his home in the presence of his loving family.

Bud was born September 28, 1939 in Omaha, Nebraska to the late Henry and Clare (Menzies) Williams. He grew up in Omaha, attended the city’s Catholic Schools system and graduated from Creighton Prep High School in 1957. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in Civil Engineering.

Bud employed his engineering skills as a General Superintendent overseeing the construction of multitude landmark projects throughout the United States including the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. He returned to his hometown of Omaha and retired in 2003.

He was passionate in his faith and serving the Lord and dedicated to his family. Bud was a member of St. Peter Cathedral where he served as both a lector and Eucharistic minister.

His hobbies included art, golf, blacksmithing and metal work. Bud believed that education and learning never stopped.

He continued taking courses at Northern Michigan University through 2013.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jacy Williams whom he married on June 17, 1961 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Omaha, Nebraska; four children, Matthew (Suzanne) Williams of Marquette, Mark (Karen) Williams of Dallas, TX, Luke (Renee) Williams of Altamonte Springs, FL and Rebecca Schaff of Denver, CO; three grandchildren, Collin, Sam and Logan Williams; one sister, Mary (Harry) Bognich of Overland Park, KS and a brother, Robert (Nancy) Williams of Goodyear, AZ; also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 3rd in the Bishop’s Room at St. Peter Cathedral. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. officiated by Rev. Msgr. Michael Steber. A luncheon will follow Mass, then burial will take place in Park Cemetery.

Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are kindly asked to consider the Venerable Bishop Baraga Chapel Project c/o Diocese of Marquette, 1004 Harbor Hills Dr., Marquette, MI 49855.

The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home is assisting the family. Memories may be shared at canalefuneral .com