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Birl Dean Williams 1938 - 2019
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Birl Dean Williams 1938 - 2019

 GREAT BEND — Birl Dean Williams, 81, passed away March 27, 2019, at Hays Medical Center, Hays. He was born January 28, 1938, at Allen, Texas, to Rush and Willie Williams. He married Shirley Wilson September 6, 1983, at Ulysses. 

A Great Bend resident for the last 40 years, Birl was a production worker for Superior Essex in Hoisington. He was a member of the Great Bend Senior Center. Birl liked to read, fish and was known to be the fixer-upper around the house.  

Survivors include, his wife, Shirley Williams of the home; two sons, David Guentert and wife Erna of Aurora, Colo., and Jimmy Williams of Okla.; one daughter, Diana Frieberg and husband Dan of Des Moines, Iowa; two sisters, Betty and Jo; and six grandchildren, Miranda, Jordan, Gabby, Elijah, Makaili and Derrick. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, EJ Williams; and one sister, Fay Manweiler. 

 There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. Memorial Service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2019, at Bryant Funeral Home, with Rev. William Johnson presiding. Memorials are suggested to the Great Bend Senior Center, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. 

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Funeral arrangements provided by

Bryant Funeral Home

1425 Patton Road

Great Bend, KS 67530 

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, March 29, 2019