Harold Williams, 80, of Mabel, died Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel following a brief illness.

He was born Dec. 14, 1932, in Spring Grove, Minn., to Lloyd and Florence (Turner) Williams. He graduated from the Mabel High School and attended Winona State College.

On Aug. 29, 1952, he married Eunice Smith in Decorah. They lived in the Mabel area where he worked at farming, carpentering and plumbing. He had been a custodian at the Mabel-Canton School and had continued driving school bus this year. He had mowed for the City of Mabel and the Mabel Sportsman's Club.

He was a member of the Hesper Lutheran Church where he had served on the church council, was on the Mabel Fire Department for over 20 years and served 11 years on the Mabel City Council.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, and reading about World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Eunice of Mabel; four children, Jackie (Dean) Jones of Decorah, Jeffrey (Peggy) of Mabel, Bradley (Cindy) of Decorah, and Monica Pierce (Steve Fossum) of Mabel; nine grandchildren, Mary Pagel, Maria Jones (Drew Stevenson), Vance Williams, Tiffany (Kerry) Rindles, Jordan Williams, Reid (Stacy) Williams, Slade Williams, Holly (Reed) Allen and Brittany Pierce (Derrick Sanderson); 10 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Elnora Koenig, Lois Johnson and Juanita Narum.

Funeral services were held last Friday, July 12, at the Hesper Lutheran Church with the Rev. Matt Larson officiating. Burial was in the Hesper Lutheran Cemetery.

Arrangements were entrusted to Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel.