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John Carl Williams

Feb 23, 1944 - Oct 06, 2021


John Carl Williams, age 77, of Sheboygan passed away Wednesday morning, October 6, 2021 with his loving family by his side. John was born February 23, 1944 in Gladstone Michigan to the late Jack and Mary (Masterlark) Williams.  He was a 1962 graduate of South High School. Following high school, he was proud to serve his country in the U.S. National Guard. John was employed as a truck driver for Kohler Company for 42 years, retiring in 2006.  He had logged over 2.5 million accident-free miles during his truck driving career.  John was an avid outdoorsman. John and Joan enjoyed spending time at their cabin in Beecher Wisconsin over the last 25 years. He especially enjoyed his hunting time with his two boys and grandson at the cabin. John also enjoyed trap shooting, winning 1st place Class D in the Sheboygan County Trap Championships in 2018, he shot in many trap leagues at Koenig’s and Sheboygan Falls Conservations Clubs. John loved his time fishing on Lake Michigan when he had his boat “High Hopes”. During that time he was a member of the Great Lakes Sport Fishing Club, along with being a member of Smerke’s Conservation Club in his younger years. In retirement John and Joan enjoyed two cruises, an Alaskan cruise and a Hawaiian cruise. John was also honored to attend his granddaughter’s wedding in Mexico. In John’s retirement he became the selfless caregiver to his loving wife Joan. John enjoyed the game of cribbage; he and Joan started each day by playing a game or two.

John is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joan, two sons Scott and (Kim) Williams and Brian (Kelly) Williams both of Sheboygan, five grandchildren Katie (Ken) Sharpe of Sheboygan, Jacob (girlfriend Alissa Kitowski) Williams of Plover, Kristi Williams (fiancé Tyler Seidl) of Green Bay, Heidi (Ryan) Krueger of Kiel, Mikki Williams of Cambria, WI, great-grandchildren Jack and Piper Sharpe, Avril Zupke-Claudon, Stormy and Meeka Krueger, brothers Timothy (Sue) Williams of Sun City, AZ, and Lee and Larry Williams both of Sheboygan. Nieces Rebecca Williams, Maddie Williams, Barbara (Peter) Kramer, nephews Terry Williams, Mark (LuAnn) Ziegler and Michael Ziegler, niece-in-law Teresa Huerta-Williams. John also leaves behind his four-legged sidekick Maggie Mae who was always by his side.

He was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Mary Williams, mother-in-law Katherine Harriot, father-in-law Raymond “Scotty” Harriot, sister-in-law Joyce Ziegler, brother-in-law William “Bill” Ziegler, sister-in-law Michelle (Mitch) Williams and two nephews Trevor and Tanner Williams.

Family and friends may gather at the Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th Street, Sheboygan on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service at 5:00 p.m. Military Honors will follow the service and will be accorded by VFW Post #9156.

Online condolences may be expressed at

A memorial will be established in John’s name for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

John’s family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Aurora at Home Hospice especially Stacie, Judy and Tracy and the Terrace Place’s kind and caring caregivers.


Date: Wednesday Oct 13, 2021
Time: 2-5 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]

Memorial Service

Date: Wednesday Oct 13, 2021
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]



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Brenda Gardner

My deepest condolences to you and your family

Lynne Munro

Sorry to hear of John's passing. He was very helpful to my mother and John and Joan's neighbor, Jane Reseburg, after my father died. Want you to know how much he was appreciated

Dawn Jolin

Scott & Kim sorrry to hear of the passing of your dad/father-in-law. Sending prayers of comfort to all.

Roger and Barbara Scheuren

We are extending our heartfelt condolences to Joan and the family. Such a good guy. We have a lot of good memories from back in the day. May he rest in peace.

Barbara Williams

It's difficult to express how sad I am for your loss. John was truely a good man. My sincere condolences

Gregg Eiles

Scott, Brian and family - I was saddened to hear of your dad's passing. I have many memories of your dad's humor and joke telling. It was always a pleasure being around him. The memories you have will last forever. God bless.