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Wallace "Ed" Williams

January 9, 1937 — December 17, 2017

Wallace “Ed” Williams, 80 of West Fargo died Sunday, December 17, 2017, at the Bethany Retirement Community in Fargo.

Wallace Edmund Williams was born on January 9, 1937, in Grand Rapids, ND the son of Charles and Margaret (Tischer) Williams.  He was baptized and confirmed in Zoar Lutheran Church in LaMoure, ND.  He attended grade school in LaMoure, graduated from Wimbledon High school in Wimbledon, ND, earned his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Nebraska in Omaha, and received his Master’s Degree with Troy State University in Montgomery, Alabama.

Ed married Melva McCaler on September 2, 1961, in San Antonio, Texas. She passed away on December 2, 1992.  Ed married Beverly Ann Bjorgan on July 5, 1996, in Alexandria, Minnesota.  He spent twenty-five years in the US Air Force with many overseas tours as well as at HQ Air Intelligence Service.  He served from June in 1955 until March of 1980, serving in Vietnam, in the Far East and Alaska.  The majority of his duty involved airborne reconnaissance.   Ed worked seventeen years with USAA, a financial services company in San Antonio, Texas.  He owned and operated a successful small business in San Antonio with wife, Beverly.  Ed retired and lived in Elbow Lake during the summer months and wintered in Mesa, Arizona.  He enjoyed music and was self-taught on trombone and baritone horns, was learning acoustical guitar, sang in a men’s quartet and octet and was also an active stock market investor.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly Ann Williams; six step-children, Beverly Jan Evans of Sanderon, Texas,  Melinda Mae Stockwell of Burnet, Texas, Pamela (Leon) Heyn of Walcott, ND, Gary (Sandi) Sabby of Sauk Rapids, MN, Jimmy Sabby of San Antonio, TX and David Sabby of Georgia; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Melvina M. Christ of Hamilton, MT, Georgene J. McKenzie of Wimbledon, ND, Margaret E. (Harvey) Lettau of Raymond, MN and Del R. Felton of Lakewood, CO; and by numerous relatives and friends.  Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Margaret Williams and his first wife, Melva R. Williams.

Funeral Service: 1:00 PM, Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at Grace Evangelical Free Church in Elbow Lake with Military Honors by the Elbow Lake American Legion Honor Guard.

Visitation: Tuesday from 4 to 7 PM, with a 6:30 PM Prayer Service at the Erickson-Smith Funeral Home in Elbow Lake.

Interment: Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.

Funeral Home: Erickson-Smith in Elbow Lake

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