James R. “Willy” Williams

HOUGHTON – James R. Williams, 55, a resident of Houghton, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the Omega House in Houghton, following a short illness.

He was born Feb. 12, 1958, in Hancock, a son of the late Reginald and Margaret (Poirier) Williams. Jim was a lifelong Houghton resident and graduated from Houghton High School.

Mr. Williams had first worked for Jim’s Foodmart in Houghton and then for the City of Houghton Public Works Department until his retirement. He was a former member of the Houghton Volunteer Fire Department.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Diane Ohtonen; a brother; and a sister.

Surviving are his friends.

As requested, no service will be held and burial will take place later this spring in Forest Hill Cemetery in Houghton.

To view Willy’s obituary or to send condolences, please visit plowefuneralhome.com.

The Plowe Funeral Home in Houghton has been assisting with arrangements.