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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 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017, in Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd., Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave. Rockford with Chaplain Dave Rogula officiating. Burial in Arlington Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Thursday, April 20, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 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.

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  1. Anita Sutton (Powell)

    I am so very sorry for your families loss. Dave was a really great person! Godspeed

  2. Katie M.

    Thoughts and prayers to your whole family.

  3. Tom & Linda bessert

    Sue we are thinking of you, so sorry

  4. Kary M

    Marie, My thoughts are with you and your family. I enjoyed the short time I took care of David, even though he was a CUBS fan.

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