Loren Williamson

Friday, October 29, 2010

Aug. 26, 1942--Oct. 27, 2010

TRENTON, Nebraska -- Loren Lee Williamson, 68, passed away Wednesday (Oct. 27, 2010), in the Dundy County Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.

Loren was born Aug. 26, 1942, in a farmhouse east of Trenton. His parents were Lee W. Williamson and Phyllis L. Hertz Williamson. Loren grew up outside of Trenton and attended District 55, a country school. He transferred into Trenton his eighth grade year. Loren graduated from Trenton High School in 1960, and graduated from McCook Community College in 1962.

Loren and Joyce Potthoff were married June 2, 1962, and celebrated their 48th anniversary this year. He graduated from Chadron State College in 1967, with a bachelor's degree in business. Loren taught business, yearbook, physical education, and coached at Otis High School in Colorado from 1967-70. In 1970, he and his family moved to the family farm he loved so much. Loren enjoyed carpentry, metalworking, spring calving, hunting, reading, song writing and golfing.

Parents Lee and Phyllis Williamson preceded Loren in death. Loren is survived by his wife, Joyce K.; daughter, Monica Zucker and husband, James of Denver, Colorado; son, Pat Williamson and wife, Kim of Omaha, Nebraska; daughter, Kelli Preble and husband, Ron of Windham, New Hampshire; son, Lee Williamson and wife, Becky of Naperville, Illinois; and daughter, Stacy Heller of Colorado Springs, Colorado. His grandchildren include Erin, Austin, Kate, Owen, Nathan, Jill, Abby, Ava, Nick, and Reese. He is also survived by his brother, Lynn Williamson of Trenton; sisters, Lila Gigikos of Aurora, Colorado and Lorene Link of Englewood, Colorado. In addition, he is survived by special family friends, Wayne Wahrman of Osborne, Kansas, and Thelma Fleming of Trenton.

Loren will lie in state at Herrmann Funeral Home in Trenton. The rosary is Sunday, 5:30 p.m., at St. James Catholic Church in Trenton. Service of Mass is Monday, 10:30 a.m., at St. James Catholic Church. Interment at St. James Cemetery outside of Trenton will follow the Mass.

He will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted for charities that will be determined later.

Herrmann Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.