Marilyn J. “Mini” Williams


Marilyn Jean “Mini” Williams, age 78 of Farm Island Township died on October 16, 2021 at the Riverwood Health Care System in Aitkin. She was born in Brainerd on September 10, 1943 to Oscar and Gladys (Hele) Theien. Mini married Gary Williams on September 29, 1962 in Willmar. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Aitkin and a former member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Crosby for 45 years. She was a very active volunteer within the catholic church, serving as Youth Director; Birthright of Brainerd, and the Rec Prison Ministry. A past FHA president of the Pequot Lakes High School, past Mission Auxiliary president. Was the recipient of the Mission Township’s citizen of the year award and Birthright’s Gabriel award. Mini was known as the “Lady on the Dock” of Mission Lake. Mini loved baking, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.

Mini is survived by her husband Gary; three sons, Michael Williams of Merrifield, Rob (Brita) Williams of Aitkin and Jesse (Nela) Williams of Crosby; one daughter, Lisa (Rich) Munsch of Nisswa; two sisters, Debra (Mark) Carlson of Ironton and Theanna (Don) Carlson of Hibbing; ten grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Preceding Mini in death are her parents; and one sister, Judy Hyde.

A Memorial mass will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 22, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Crosby. Burial will be at the Mission Township Cemetery. A visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.