July 16, 2013


MAY 13, 1914 — JULY 12, 2013

The Oskaloosa Herald


Ella Williamson, 99, died July 12, 2013, at the Sigourney Care Center in Sigourney.

She was born May 13, 1914, to Edward and Ella Ahrenholz DeVries in Woodstock, Minn. She attended school in Calhoun County. On April 6, 1935, she married George Williamson in Lake City. They lived in Lake City and moved to Bemidji, Minn., and farmed 40 years. Ella moved to southeast Iowa in 1990.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband George on June 28, 1989, one son Wayne Williamson, an infant daughter Irene Williamson, one sister Etta DeVries, three brothers Martin, Herman and John DeVries.

She is survived by her children Allen Williamson of Silver Bay, Minn., Eileen McBeth, of Keswick, seven grandchildren, several great- and great-great-grandchildren, one brother Lubbert DeVries, of Lake City.

Funeral services were held on July 15 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Hope Cemetery,Lidderdale.Funeral arrangements are by Holm Funeral Home, Sigourney.

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