Steve Williams - May 27, 2009

Steve Williams, 60, of Giltner, died Friday, May 22, 2009 at Hamilton Manor in Aurora.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 27 at the Giltner United Methodist Church. Rev. Marta Wheeler will officiate. The family requests casual attire for the funeral services.
The son of Delwyn and Betty (Jackson) Cline, Steve was born in Inavale on Dec. 31, 1948.
He grew up in Papillion and attended Papillion High School through the 11th grade. Following high school he worked construction in the Omaha area.
He married Deb Gildersleeve on July 4, 1989 at Giltner. Following their marriage he worked as a truck driver. He then owned and operated the Giltner Tavern. He went back to trucking until he became disabled.
He was a rodeo fan and participated in many rodeos. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, racing stock cars in his younger years and was a NASCAR fan. He was also an avid Nebraska football fan. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Deb of Giltner; children, David Williams of Omaha, Dan (Stacey) Williams of Hastings, Jeremy (Emily) Gildersleeve of Grand Island and Amy Gildersleeve and fiance’ Jim Lesonik of Giltner; grandchildren, Alex, Nathan and Zachary Williams, Britny and Skyler Williams, Wyatt and Makenna Gildersleeve, Brandon Gildersleeve and Mason Lesonik; mother, Betty Eichman of Grand Island; brothers Kevin (Kim) Cline of Pleasant Dale and Garry (Sue) Williams of Joplin, Mo. and other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his biological father, Jack Williams; his dad, Delwyn Cline; stepfather, Harvey Eichman and sister, Angie Luther.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at

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