Deb Williams, 64, of Giltner passed away at her home on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, with her family by her side.
Visitation will be held on Monday, April 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. at All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand Island.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 11 at All Faiths Funeral Home. Dan Naranjo will officiate. Deb’s family has requested casual attire in her honor.
Deb was born on September 7, 1952 in Newton, IA, daughter of Bert and Edith (Koder) Wood.
Her beloved family include, son, Jeremy (Emily) Gildersleeve of Cairo; daughter, Amy (Jim) Lesonik of Giltner; step-sons, Dave Williams of Lincoln, Dan (Stacey) Williams of Hastings; sister, Sherry (Bill) St. John of Monroe, IA; grandchildren, Wyatt, and Makenna Gildersleeve, Britny, and Skyler Williams, Alex, Nate, and Zach Williams, Brandon Gildersleeve, Mason, Danika, and Brooklynn Lesonik; four great-grandchildren; numerous extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bert and Edith, and husband, Steve Williams.
Deb was raised in the small town of Reasnor, IA; she attended and graduated from neighboring town, Monroe, IA. On July 14, 1972 she married Robert “Bob” Gildersleeve, the couple made their home in Iowa and were blessed with two children, Jeremy and Amy.
In 1989, Deb moved to Giltner and on July 4 she married Steve Williams. With this union her family gained two stepsons, Dave and Dan.
Together, Deb and Steve owned the local bar in Giltner. After they sold the bar, Deb was employed at the Grand Island Independent, as well as Ace Hardware. At the time of her passing she was the accounting clerk at CPI in Giltner.
Deb was well known for her love of collecting lady bug items. She loved the color red to represent her support of Husker football. Deb was also a Denver Broncos fan and enjoyed spending time outdoors. Living in rural Nebraska, Deb loved her horses and going on trail rides with Steve.
Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date.
Words of comfort may be left for the family at www.giallfaiths.com.