Frank Williamson, 81

Frank Duane Williamson, 81, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Saturday Feb. 8, 2014, at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Mich.He was born Nov. 8, 1932, in Payne, Ohio, a son of the late Franklin and Mittie Williamson. Frank resided in Sturgis since 2002, coming from Alabama. Before moving to Alabama, he lived in Columbia City for several years.On April 5, 2002, he married Joyce (Sansone) Hickman at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Goshen.Franks was a lifelong farmer and machinist. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Sturgis. He enjoyed fishing, bowling and loved ministry work. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; four daughters, Heidi, Teresa, Pam and Chris; three sons, Jim, Mike and Dan; 20 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; one sister, Pauline Landis of Columbia City; one brother, Alan “Winnie” Williamson of Columbia City; three stepsons, John, Mark and Rik; 10 step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Vicki Kilgore; one son, Ronnie Williamson; two sisters, Mary Jane Sheets and Bonnie Myers; two brothers, Robert Williamson and James Williamson. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will beheld at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 69820 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis. Elder Ronnie Marshall will officiate.The Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, is entrusted with the arrangements.Memorial donations would be appreciated to the family, care of Joyce Williamson, 69291 Eisenhower Rd., Sturgis, MI., 49091. The obituary is also at where personal messages of support ma be left for the family.