THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Billie Williams, 70, of Amberg, passed away at home with family by her side on Tuesday, Feb. 4.
Born in Park Falls on Sept. 17, 1943, daughter of Andrew and Laura (Daranger) Pemper, she graduated from Rhinelander High School and married Paul Joki. She worked as a telephone operator in Rhinelander and later in Milwaukee until returning to Rhinelander. She graduated from Nicolet College, amd then married Tom Williams on June 26, 1989.
She enjoyed traveling with her husband, gardening, had great work ethics and liked to help everyone. She was an author, writing between 50-60 books, ranging from Suspense, Mystery, Cookbooks, Documentaries, over 5 Children's Books, Poetry and newspaper and magazine articles. She also hosted writing groups at her home and online and was a mentor to over 40 authors.
She is survived by her husband, Tom; four children, Laurie (significant other, Wayne) Paugel, Ruth Williams, Beckie (significant other, Rod) Joki and Brian (Delores) Williams; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and two sisters, Flora (Steve) Howard and Judy Bozceivich.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Bonnie and a brother, Andy.
A Celebration of Life took place at the family home at N15093 Grant St., Amberg on Sunday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Messar Roubal Funeral Home, Wausaukee assisted the family.