Theodore “Ted” Williams


Theodore L. “Ted” Williams, 82, of Columbus, Wisconsin, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday May 19, 2021 with his loving wife Lois at his side. He was born to parents Elizabeth and Theodore Williams on September 16, 1938 in Columbus Wisconsin. Ted graduated from Columbus High School. He was married to Lois Buzzell, the love of his life, on June 24, 1961.

He was known for his love of sports. He was the scoring leader for his 1955-56 high school basketball team and was recruited to play college basketball. He was an outstanding hurdler and sprinter in track and field and played football. Later years Ted enjoyed bowling, golf and playing cards. Ted was the number one fan for his grandchildren’s sporting events. Ted loved coaching his son and daughters basketball teams. Ted was active in Lions Club, served on the board for the Columbus Country Club and was a long time member of St. Jerome Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife Lois of Columbus, his daughters Denise (Todd) Larson, Terri (Randy) Albright, Beth (Dale) Thoreson; his son Mike (Jill) Williams; his grandchildren Mike (fiancée Angela) Thoreson, Taylor Albright, Morgan Larson, Nick Thoreson, Nicole Williams, Ben (Danielle) Larson, Ryan Albright, Zach Williams; sister Susie Johnson; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Peggy Williams.