Delores Williamson, 1929-2019

Published 1:00 am Saturday, January 12, 2019

Funeral services for Delores “Dee” Williamson, 89, of Owatonna, previously of Walters, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home in Albert Lea. The Rev. Don Rose will officiate. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Glenville. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home Monday. Online condolences are welcome at

Delores Williamson

Dee died after a courageous battle with cancer Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna.

Dee was born May 24, 1929, to James Jr. and Selma (Engen) Vanek in rural Glenville.

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She grew up in Glenville, where she attended Glenville Public Schools and graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1947. Dee was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at First Lutheran Church in Glenville.

On June 27, 1948, Dee was united in marriage to Harold “Hap” Williamson at First Lutheran Church in Glenville by the Rev. A.C. Korsrud. She was a lifelong homemaker who enjoyed watching her sons in many sporting events. Dee was a member of United Lutheran Church of Walters, where she was a Sunday school teacher and circle member for many years. Throughout her years she also enjoyed scrapbooking and watching the Minnesota Vikings. For the last 10 years Dee lived at Morehouse Place in Owatonna, where she made many friends and acquaintances for whom she was thankful.

Survivors include her sons Gregory (Jackie) Williamson of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Paul (Lori) Williamson of Baxter and Todd (Sherri) Williamson of Owatonna; grandchildren Aaron Williamson and Isaac (Emilie) Williamson of Fayetteville, Rhett (Britnee) Williamson of Rosemount, Alex Williamson of Eden Prairie, Lucas (Lindsay) Williamson of Apple Valley and Spenser (Kelsey) Williamson of Chanhassen; great-grandchildren Elizabeth, Josiah, Aria, Sawyer and John; and sister-in-law, Joanne Williamson of Albert Lea.

Dee was preceded in death by her parents; husband, “Hap”; son, Gary Williamson; sister, Altine Hengesteg; and many brothers and sisters-in-law.

Dee will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her and loved her.

Memorials are preferred to Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna and United Lutheran Church in Walters.