Michael Williams, 1981-2021


Michael Scott Williams, 40, of La Porte, Ind., passed away unexpectedly at 5:20 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at Franciscan Health, Michigan City, Ind.

He was born July 23, 1981, in Oak Park, Ill. to Michael H. and Patricia A. (Wojciechowski) Williams.

Michael attended and graduated from Marmion Military Academy, Aurora, Ill. He was an alumnus of Culver Summer Camp, Culver, Ind. Michael attended Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Ind., where he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, East Dundee, Ill., where he also attended grade school and met and married his wife, Ashley.

Michael served as vice president of his family’s business, A&A/Securall, La Porte. His greatest success in life was his living on in his 3 sons, who were his entire world. Mike deeply cherished his family, friends, cousins and colleagues. He enjoyed golfing, traveling and making people laugh. Michael will be deeply missed by his family and all who knew him.

On May 13, 2006, in East Dundee, he married Ashley (Gathman) Williams, who survives alongside his three amazing children, Michael Tiberius Williams, Spaulding Arthur Prescott Williams and Garth Harrison Williams, all of La Porte.

Also surviving his father, Michael H. Williams of La Porte; his mother, Patricia A. Williams of Niles, Mich.; his brother, Patrick H. (Jamie) Williams of La Porte; father-in-law, Daniel J. Gathman of Elgin, Ill.; mother-in-law, Christine A. Gathman of Elgin; sister-in-law, Allison D. (Brier) Dieckman of Hampshire, Ill.; brother-in-law, Adam M. Gathman of Elgin; five nieces, Mikayla Gathman, Emily Gathman, Alayna Dieckman, Ariana Dieckman and Alexandra Dieckman; two nephews, Leonidas Williams and Gavin Gathman; one uncle, Dave E. Williams of La Porte; and many cousins.

Preceding him in death were his maternal grandparents, Helene and Arthur Wojciechowski; paternal grandparents, Clarence and Mildred Williams; and uncle, Jack L. Williams.

A funeral celebrating his life will be held at noon Friday, Sept. 17, at Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, La Porte, with Pastor William Yonker officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Thursday, Sept. 16, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until the service. Burial will follow the service at Springville Cemetery, La Porte.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 310 E. Main St., East Dundee, Ill., in memory of Michael Scott Williams.

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2 Responses to “Michael Williams, 1981-2021”

  1. Tiffany Marshall

    Sep 15. 2021

    Sending prayers to all of Mikes family. I have worked with Mike over 4 years. He was always smiling and happy asking how everyone was doing. He was a very kind person and will be missed terribly. 🙁 So sorry for the families loss.

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  2. Marcia & Clyde Brodhacker

    Sep 15. 2021

    Love to the entire Williams family from the entire Brodhacker family. May the love of those who surround you now Bring you peace in the days ahead. Our deepest condolences on the Tragic loss of Mike.

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