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Elwood "Woody" Williams

August 27, 1941 ~ August 6, 2022 (age 80)


Elwood “Woody” Williams, 80 of New London, died Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar from complications of a heart attack.  A visitation will be from 4-7:00 pm. Friday, August 26, 2022 at Johnson Funeral Home in New London.  Graveside services will be 10:00 am, Saturday, August 27, 2022 at Echo City Cemetery in Echo. 

Elwood LeRoy Williams was born on August 27, 1941 in Echo, the son of Frank and Adeline (Marquardt) Williams. He grew up on the family farm south of Redwood Falls and graduated from Redwood Falls High School in 1959.

After spending several years in Washington State and later divorcing, he returned to Willmar working at Universal Speedy Print and meeting

his life partner, Bev Lambert.   Woody enjoyed reading, bluegrass/gospel music, telling stories and traveling with Bev in their motor home and wintering in Arizona. 

Woody  is survived by his life partner of 28 years, Bev Lambert; daughter, Kim (Jeff) Winkelmann of Spokane, WA; grandchildren, Alex (Constance) Racey, Sara Winkelmann (fiancé, David Worthey) and Leo Winkelmann; great-granddaughter, Chandler all of Washington; Bev’s children, Dodd (Robin) Lambert and Jolene Lambert; grandchildren, Zach (fiancé, Bailey) Samantha, Michael, and Mara; great-grandchildren, Laila, Christian, and Gregory; brother, Bob (Karen) Williams and his special rescue dog, Mimi.

Woody was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Donald. 


To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store.


August 26, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Johnson Funeral Home
19 Central Ave
New London, MN 56273

Graveside Service
August 27, 2022

10:00 AM

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