Lynn Williams, age 90 of Wall, South Dakota, died May 28, 2012, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Lynn Williams was born March 24, 1922, north of Wall, South Dakota, the son of Frank and Hazel (Percy) Williams at their country home. He was raised on the family farm 20 miles north of Wall. He attended the Sunnyside School through the 8th grade and graduated from Wall High School in May of 1940. After graduation he moved with his brother, Bud, to Cottonwood, South Dakota, where he helped operate the Dr. Cowan ranch.
Lynn married Evelyn Knapp at Rapid City, South Dakota on May 12, 1945.
He entered the Army in May of 1945. He took his basic training at Camp Livingston, Louisiana. From there he went to Ft. Ord, California. In December of 1945, he was sent to Adak Alaska in the Aleutian Islands, where he served as mail clerk and the Company Barber in the 1583 Engineers Infantry Division. He returned the 1st of October of 1946 when he was honorably discharged and returned home to Wall.
He worked for his father-in-law moving houses until September of 1947. On September 29th, 1947 he entered the Sioux City Barber College at Sioux City, Iowa. He returned to Wall in April of 1948 and did his apprentice work under the late Sam Johnson. He later purchased the barber equipment from Johnson and continued to run the shop. In April of 1951 he moved into his new shop on the west side of Main Street.
In June of 1984 he sold the shop building and moved to a shop on 4th Street at Ann’s Motel where he continued to work part time until his retirement in 2010.
He is survived by two daughters, Carla Brucklacher and her husband, Mark of Wall, and Cleo Williams of Rapid City; four grandchildren, Stacy Keyser of Wall, Tyler Keyser of Baldwin, Wisconsin, Jennifer Tietsort and her husband, Ron of Custer, and Matthew Brucklacher and his wife, Sonja of Greeley, Colorado; seven great-grandchildren Brady Huether and his wife Bibi of Fort Collins, Colorado, Amber Huether of Fort Collins, Tayah Huether of Wall, Noah and Hope Tietsort of Custer, and Maylin and Alissa Brucklacher of Greeley, Colorado; one great-great-grandson Maxamilian David Huether of Fort Collins; one brother, Bud Williams of Philip; two sisters, Pearl Lurz of Philip and Loy Kellum of Rapid City; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Lynn was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Hazel Williams; two brothers, Milo and Dale Williams;and one sister, Muriel Parkin.
Memorial services will be held 9:00 a.m. Friday, June 1, at the United Methodist Church in Wall, with Pastor Darwin Kopfmann officiating.
Interment with military honors will be held 12:30 p.m. Friday, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
A memorial has been established.