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Michael A. Williams

August 7, 1943 — October 20, 2023

Bettendorf

Michael A. Williams, 80, of Bettendorf, passed away on, October 20, 2023, at UnityPoint Health Trinity Bettendorf surrounded by his family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 27, 2023, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Moline.  Visitation will be 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Thursday at Esterdahl Mortuary, Moline. A rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Alexis, Illinois.  Memorials may be given to the family for a fund to be established.

Michael was born on August 7, 1943, in Walla Walla, Washington, the son of Arthur J. and Frances E. Williams (née Lee). He married Maria Leonor Soler on May 17, 1969, in Bucaramanga, Colombia.

Michael attended Kadena High School, and remained close with many of his classmates; he graduated from Alexis High School.  Michael went on to graduate from St. Benedict’s College in 1966 and served in the Peace Corps for 3 years.  He then attended and graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1972.  He was the founder of Williams & Associates in Rock Island and was still practicing law. His passion was to help and to serve others.  Michael was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Moline for over 50 years and was an active member Opus Dei.  He loved Notre Dame Football, the outdoors, bird hunting as well as traveling and was a lifelong learner.  Above all was his true love for his wife, children and grandchildren.

Michael is survived by his wife of 54 years, Leonor; children; Sean (Kelly) Williams and Frances Williams; grandchildren; Emma, Ian, Miranda, and Trevor; sister; Ruth (Dennis) Morgan and nieces; Alison and Emily.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mary Frances.

Memories may be shared online by visiting esterdahl.com.

Michael A. Williams, 80 años de edad, de Bettendorf, falleció el 20 de octubre de 2023 en UnityPoint Health Trinity Bettendorf rodeado de su familia.

La misa de entierro cristiano será a las 11:00 am el viernes 27 de octubre 2023 en Iglesia Católica Cristo el Rey (Christ the King Catholic Church) en Moline.  El velorio será de 4:00 pm a 6:00 pm el jueves en Esterdahl Mortuary, Moline.  Un rosario se recitará a las 3:30 pm.  El entierro será en el cementerio de St. Mary’s en Alexis, Illinois.  Los Memoriales pueden ser entregados a la familia para que se establezcan fondos.

Michael nació el 7 de agosto de 1943 en Walla Walla, Washington, hijo de Arthur J. y Frances E. Williams (née Lee). Se casó con María Leonor Soler el 17 de mayo de 1969, en Bucaramanga, Colombia.

Michael asistió a Kadena High School y se mantuvo cercano a muchos de sus compañeros de clase; se graduó de Alexis High School. Michael después se graduó del colegio St. Benedict en 1966 y sirvió en el Peace Corps por 3 años. Luego asistió y se graduó de la Universidad de Notre Dame, Escuela de Derecho en 1972. Fue el fundador de Williams & Associates en Rock Island y todavía practicaba leyes. Su pasión era ayudar y servir a los demás.

Michael fue miembro de la Iglesia Católica Cristo el Rey (Christ the King Catholic Church) en Moline durante más de 50 años y fue miembro activo del Opus Dei. Le encantaba el fútbol Americano de Notre Dame, el aire libre y también la caza de aves, también viajar y fue un aprendiz toda su vida. Sobre todo su verdadero amor fue el amor por su esposa, sus hijos y nietos.

A Michael le sobreviven su esposa de 54 años, Leonor; niños; Sean (Kelly) Williams y Frances Williams; nietos; Emma, ​​Ian, Miranda y Trevor; hermana; Ruth (Dennis) Morgan y sobrinas; Alison y Emily.

A Michael le precedieron en muerte sus padres y una hermana, Mary Frances.

Los recuerdos se pueden compartir en línea visitando esterdahl.com.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Michael A. Williams, please visit our flower store.

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Recitation of the Rosary

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Starts at 3:30 pm

Esterdahl Mortuary, Moline

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Thursday, October 26, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, October 27, 2023

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Christ the King Catholic Church in Moline

3209 60th Street, Moline, IL 61265

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