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Donald James Williams

Donald James Williams

Donald James Williams, 68, of Cass Lake, MN died Thursday, February 2, 2017 in Havenwood Care Center, Bemidji, MN.

A Celebration of His Life will begin at 4:30 P.M. Monday February 6, 2017 At Brigid's Pub, Bemidji, Mn. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Bemidji. Arrangements were entrusted to the Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home, Bemidji.

Donald James Williams was born December 26, 1948 in St. Paul, MN to James and Mary (LaRose) Williams. He graduated from Bemidji State College with a Bachelor's Degree. He was active in the student body founding several organizations including a fencing club, day break unity organization dedicated to peace and a book exchange. He managed several businesses including the Moose Club, the Palace Restaurant and ran his own business, M&M Furniture. Don was also an accomplished artist and photographer. He enjoyed carving, gardening, photography, and most of all his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his daughters, Araby (Tyler) Kelly of Brooklyn, NY and Karissa Williams of Bemidji; sons, Anthony (Jessica) Williams of Pace, FL and Eric Williams of Bemidji; 5 grandchildren; brother, Craig (Rochelle) Williams of Bemidji and sisters, Stacy (Ron) DeYager of St. Cloud and Julie Williams of Bemidji.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Mary Williams; brother, Bruce Williams and sister, Diane Williams.

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