David G. Williams
David G. Williams 1960—2017 David G. Williams, 56, of Forreston, passed away surrounded by his family on Saturday, April 15, 2017, after a long battle with cancer in Serenity Hospice & Home. He was born July 24, 1960, in Rockford; the son of Grant and Gladys (Anderson) Williams. He was a salesman for several years. David was an avid softball player and coach for Northern Illinois Optical and various other teams. He loved the Chicago Bulls, Bears and Cubs, gardening and yardwork, animals, had a great sense of humor and was known for his salsa. He was a member of Blackhawk Athletic Club. He is survived by his daughter, Marie Polkowski (Chris Botts) of Rockford; sister, Susan Williams- Cooling of Rockford; nieces and nephew, David (Audrey) Cooling, Sarah (Aaron) Hafferty, and Laura (Kevin) Braasch; great nieces, Agnes, Catherine and one on the way; close friends, Anne Williams and Don Syverson and beloved cats, Coley and Maggie. Predeceased by his parents. The family would like to thank the whole staff at Serenity Hospice & Home. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2017, in Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd., Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave., Rockford, with Chaplain Rev. David Rogula officiating. Burial in Arlington Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Fred C. Olson Chapel. Memorials to American Cancer Society, 4312 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108, Serenity Hospice & Home, 1658 S. IL Route 2, Oregon, IL 61061 or Boys & Girls Club of Rockford, 1040 N. 2nd St., Rockford, IL 61107. To share a memory or online condolence, visit olsonfh.com .
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