Linda M. (Karenke) Williams

May 10, 1949 ~ November 19, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Linda Williams Obituary

Linda M. Williams, 74, of Geneseo, IL, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2023 at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, IA.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 28, at Grace Community Church of the Nazarene, Colona, with visitation from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. prior to services. Burial will be at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Memorials may be made to the family.

Linda Marie Karenke was born May 10, 1949 in Eagle River, WI, a daughter of Lyle D. and Dorothy M. (Berhenke) Karenke. She graduated from United Township High School, Class of 1967. Linda married Edward J. Williams on May 19, 1973 in Colona, IL.

Linda worked in food service for many years at Aspenwood and Short Hills, and later in the offices of Greenview Memorial Gardens and Rose Lawn Memorial Estates.

She was a member of Grace Community Church of the Nazarene and in earlier years the Women of the Moose, East Moline. She will be fondly remembered as a woman of faith and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed serving others, singing, and spending time with friends and family.

Surviving are her husband, Edward, of Geneseo; children, Brad Williams, Carbon Cliff, Bryan Williams, Geneseo, Heather Williams, Silvis, Jennifer (Christopher) Williams-Pruett, Geneseo; grandchildren, Clayton Williams-Massey, Carson Massey, Cailey Massey, Landen Pruett and Malakai Pruett; siblings, Gary (Carole) Karenke, East Moline, Gloria (Dan) Berthoude, Rock Island, and Greg (Tracy) Karenke, Roscoe, IL; aunts, JoAnn Sutton, Commanche, IA, and Linda Berhenke, Silvis; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Lyle Karenke.

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November 28, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Grace Community Church of the Nazarene
507 1st Street
Colona, IL 61241

Funeral Service
November 28, 2023

11:00 AM
Grace Community Church of the Nazarene
507 1st Street
Colona, IL 61241


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