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Dec 19, 2017

GRAETTINGER- A Celebration of Life for Hunter Williams will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church in Emmetsburg. The family will greet friends from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday at the Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg.

Hunter Thomas Williams was born in Fort Irwin, CA on November 30, 2000, to Jon and Lana (Hokel) Williams. He was joined by his loving sister and best friend, Reba Williams, on July 23, 2003, in Baumholder, Germany. He attended Emmetsburg Community Schools and was active in show choir, large group speech, and concert choir. He was active in youth group and always invited people to join in the fun and faith. He loved to skateboard, hoverboard, kayak, paddleboard, and snowboard. In December of 2016, he fulfilled his dream of becoming a sandwich artist at Subway, and he was loved there.

Hunter loved to make people laugh and wanted everyone to feel welcomed. He was full of the joy of Lord and shined His light wherever he went. He wasn’t just a comedian he also had a kind heart, that loved everyone and never met a stranger. He was a spunky, energetic, fun-loving, flashy, stylish, and a sweet 17-year-old. He deeply loved his precious dog Rusty, they could often be found together. His friends and family will never forget the Christmas Poem he loved to share. He was deeply loved by many including family, his girlfriend, and friends.

Hunter is survived by his parents, Jon and Lana (Hokel) Williams; sister, Reba Williams; all of Graettinger; girlfriend, Adriana Alcala of Emmetsburg; grandparents: Karen Day of Sioux City; Joann Williams (Steve Jones) of Graettinger; Dean Hokel & Craig Sale of Tucson, AZ; Brian & Cathy Williams of Wallingford; uncles and aunts: Bruce (Meg) Hokel of Sioux City; Ryan (Jenna) Williams of Stratford; Eric (Kiley) Williams of Waukee; Steve (Audrey) Day of Aurora, CO; Kathy (Bruce) Denny of Hartley; Patty (Paul) Buhr of Sioux Falls, SD; Rita (Doug) Washburn of Hornick; Joe (Desiree) Day of Belton, TX; Jane (Mike) Thompson of Sioux City; and many cousins, extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by Grandpa Jerry Day, Great-Grandma Mabel Christensen, Great-Grandma Reta Hokel, and Great-Grandma and Grandpa Heffernan.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Hunter’s name.

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