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Barbara A. Williams, age 85 of Menomonie, died Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Neighbors of Dunn County, surrounded by loved ones.

She was born on May 14, 1933 to Ward and Mabel (Mittlestadt) Leach of Menomonie.

Barbara’s childhood favorites were playing Kickety Kick the Can, eating Sunday pie, and family gatherings at holiday time. Spring was her favorite season because of all the blooming flowers.

Barb worked in housekeeping, cooked and baked at the Kernel Restaurant and was a nurses’ assistant at Memorial Hospital and Dunn County Health Care Center.

She married Grant M. Williams, Jr. on August 5, 1949 and they had five children together. She later married James L. Hoyt on March 9, 2013.

Barb’s favorite hobbies included birdwatching, painting ceramics, and collecting angels and tins. She and Jim enjoyed getting together with friends to play cards, attending church dinners and going on scenic drives.

Barbara is survived by her husband James L. Hoyt, four children; Jacquelynn (Eugene) Wilman of Wilson WI, Marcia (Kurt) Schoenberg of Cape Coral FL, Lynn Williams of Iron River, WI, and Kenneth (Jill) Williams of Menomonie, 11 grandchildren; Tracy (Brian) Wellington, Chris (Annette) Wilman, James (Ashley) Wilman, Jeff Weimer, Matt (Cari) Greeley, Ashley Greeley (Darin Williams), Latacia Greeley, Jessica (Shaun) Rau, Joshua Williams, Travis J. (RayLynn) Williams, and Teresa McBride, as well as 16 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by three step daughters; Laura Fritsche, Barbara Olfelt and Pamela Missiaen, 12 step grandchildren, and 11 step great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husband Grant, son Travis, parents; Ward and Mabel Leach, three sisters; Frances, Lois and Audrey, four brothers; Darold, Howard, Garland and Ervin, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and many cousins.

The family appreciates the great care given by Mayo Clinic Home Health and Hospice and The Neighbors of Dunn County.

Funeral Services were held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Calvary Assembly of God in Wilson, WI with Pastor Rick Mannon officiating. There was visitation from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Assembly of God. Burial took place at a later date in Teegarden Cemetery, Town of Lucas, Dunn Co. WI. Olson Funeral Home of Menomonie is serving the family.

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