Stephen Williams, age 74 of Franklin, formerly of Shepherdstown, West Virginia and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, passed away peacefully Friday, November 18, 2016 at Golden Living Center in Franklin. Private family services will be held in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at a later date. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.
Stephen Williams was born February 6, 1942 in New York to Robert and Barbara (Lemon) Williams. He attended Berkshire Prep and Yale University. Steve served in the Air Force in the early 1960’s. He married Harriet Ann Stonearrow and had three children: Jennifer, John, and Dede. He had another son, Stephen, who passed away as an infant. Steve had many interesting characteristics and had a love of literature, history, the culinary arts, gardening, and athletics.
Stephen is survived by his children John and Dede Williams; grandchildren: Sadie Meirose, Todd Meirose, Edward Rose, and Grace Elizabeth; great grandchildren: Caleb Eugene, Sophia, and Jeremiah; and brothers Henry “Bucky” Morrow and Danny Dudrow. He is preceded in death by his parents, grandson Seth, daughter Jennifer, brother Matthew, and step father Henry Morrow.