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Ferdinand Williams

Ferdinand “Ferd” D. Williams, 93, of Carey, died at 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, at Wyandot County Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Upper Sandusky.
Born Nov. 13, 1927, in Carey, he was the son of Ralph and Hazel (Dible) Williams. He married Jo-Anne Frazier on Oct. 30, 1949, at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Carey. Jo-Anne preceded him in death on Sept. 19, 2011.
Surviving are a son, Jim (Jane) Williams of Carey; a daughter, Kathy (Mark) Lundy of Tiffin; two grandchildren: Micah (Fran) Lundy and Heidi (Brent) Cartwright; and three great-grandchildren: Maximus and Giuliana Lundy and Kent Cartwright. He is also survived by two sisters-in-law: Nancy Williams of Findlay and Ellen Graves of Albany, Ga.
Preceding him in death were his parents, wife, a sister, Carolyn Cardwell and two brothers: Herbert and his twin, Frederick Williams.
Ferd graduated from Carey High School in 1945. He then joined the U.S. Army and was a veteran of WWII where he was involved in the occupation of Japan. Upon returning to Carey, he began a 42-year career as a rural carrier for the Carey Post Office.
He was a lifelong member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Carey. He was also a member of the Carey Masonic Lodge 420 F & AM, Carey Chapter 159 R.A.M., and former Carey Jaycees. He proudly served on the Carey School Board for many years.
Ferd enjoyed anything outdoors, especially during the summer months. If he wasn’t in the garden tending to his vegetables, there was a good chance he was either fishing or golfing.
Ferd loved his family and spending time with them always made him the most happy.
Friends will be received 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec.16, at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey. A mask will be required and social distancing rules will be adhered to by all who attend.
The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16, at the funeral home with the Rev. William Schultz officiating. Military representation will be present to honor his service to our country. A private family burial will take place at a later date at Spring Grove Cemetery in Carey.
Memorial contributions may be made to the MS Society or Bridge Home Health and Hospice and sent to Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay Street, Carey, OH 43316.
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