Noel Williams

NOEL CHARLES WILLIAMS, age 58 of Elysian, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, October 10, 2016.

Born in Elysian on December 25, 1957, Noel was the son of William and Arlene (Volkman) Williams.  Growing up he attended Waterville-Elysian Schools and graduated in 1976.  He then went on to serve his country with the United States Army.  Noel married Karen Sue Friedrichs on September 5, 1987 at the Christ Chapel on the Gustavus Adolphus Campus.  He was a hard-working man that spent most of his working life as campus security at Carleton College in Northfield.  Noel lived his entire life in the Elysian area, only moving a short distance across the field.  He loved hunting, fishing, and any reason to be outdoors.  He was also a master carpenter and woodworker.  More than anything, though, Noel loved his family and his friends.

Noel is survived by his wife, Karen Williams of Elysian; two children, Samantha Williams and her special friend, Tayler Treanor of Windom, and Cody (Kortney) Williams of Medford; and one grandson, Gavin Williams.  He is also survived by his father, William Williams of Nashwauk; and five siblings, Ronald Williams, Loren (Deborah) Williams, Diana Alladin, and Sherry Williams all of Elysian, and Pam Miller and her special friend Dave LaCanne of Waterville.  He was preceded in death by his mother; his parents-in-law, William and Anna Friedrichs; and four brothers-in-law, Gary, Ken, Bill, and Jim Friedrichs.

Private family services will be held at a later time. 

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