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“We were saddend to hear of your loss. George was a great man. With our deepest sympathy. Steve & Charlene Foster ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Steve & Charlene Foster

“Dear Cousin Eleanore: We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you, Dominick & Joanne ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Dom & Joanne Capriotti

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family during these sad times. I wish we could be there. Good bye Uncle George. All our...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Jena, Hanna and Lucy Young

“I knew George from my childhood. He was a life-long friend of my father and to all our family. His warm smile and good company will be missed. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Kim T. Kensill - Fishers, IN

“Dear Eleanore, we have always considered George to be a close family friend and a dear friend of our mother and father, Jack and Kate Kensill. George...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Mike & Susan Kensill

“Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of George's family -- especially to Debbie, Steve & the children. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Stephanie and Dale Kiefer

“In the spring of 1972, as a crazy and bold 18 year old, I drove with a friend to Florida for spring break. The only significant stop we made, as we...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Larry, Stacey, & Mark Zurat

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of George's family at this time of saddness. Sincerely, Your Cousin, Wanda Sumara Terrana ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Wanda Sumara Terrana - Hebron, In

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. George was a very nice man with a wonderful sense of humor. I feel fortunate to have known him. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Maribeth Hicks - Elkhart, Indiana

“Sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Emilie & daughter Caroline Sumara


George F. Williams, 86, of South Bend, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2005, in his home.

George was born on October 6, 1919, in Elkhart, Indiana, to the late Fred and Pearl (Richmond) Williams. On February 26, 1972, in South Bend, he married Eleanore Kish, who survives. He was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Kathleen De Mercurio; two sisters, Verla Nicolai and Kathryn Carboneau; and four brothers, Guy, Charles, Raymond and Robert Williams.
Along with his wife, he is survived by his son, Stephen Williams of Florida; his stepson, Charles Kandzierski of Dunwoody, Georgia; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and by two sisters, Virginia Richter of Elkhart, Indiana and June Fitzsimmons of San Diego, California.

Mr. Williams retired in 1982 from Phillips-Axle of Elkhart and was previously employed as Plant Manager for Sellers Manufacturing, Fitzgerald, Georgia and as vice-president of steel products for Riblet Products of Elkhart.
He was a United States Army Veteran of WWII and a former member of the Elks Lodge and the Senior Citizens Group of St. Casimir's Church.


Visitation will be from 4 to 8 PM Sunday, October 23, 2005, in the Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Drive, South Bend, where a prayer service will be held at 7 PM. Funeral services for George will be held at 11 AM Monday, October 24, 2005, in the Kaniewski Funeral Home, with burial to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, South Bend.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, IN 46637.

To sign the online guest book, please visit www.kaniewski.com.

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