Jasson K. Williams

Jasson K. Williams

BEAVER GROVE, MI – Jasson K. Williams, 72 years of age, of Beaver Grove, passed away at home in the arms of his wife and family along with his faithful canine companion, Lady Rose, at his side.

Jasson was born on July 27th, 1949, in Marquette, Michigan, to Edward and Bernice (Johnson) Williams. He was a 1969 graduate of MSHS and always kept busy doing anything and everything. He worked for Leonard Fluette at Standard Oil gas station, back when an attendant came to your car to pump gas, clean your windows, and check the oil. Jasson always had a love for the military, and was proud to serve his country, enlisting in the Marines in 1970, specializing in Electronics Communications. He spent his time in San Diego, CA Camp Pendleton, and in 1972 was sent to Okinawa, Japan. He enjoyed the structure of duty and received many awards during his service including his rifle marksmanship badge. On April 12th, 1971, Jasson married the love of his life, Lois, and they were blessed first with Jennifer, then returning to Marquette after completing military service they were blessed with sons, Eric and Jerry. Jasson worked for 20 plus years as a Master Mechanic. He was respected and his expertise was impressive, resulting in friends and family calling him up until this last week to “pick his brain”.

Telephone communication became his next career and he ended his career at Marquette General Hospital in the IT Dept. Jasson and Lois loved their special time together going for rides on his motorcycle, or in the truck, or even just cruising the neighborhood in the golf cart. He had many hobbies including being a scuba diving instructor with his sons, wood working, photography, creating stained glass art, canoeing, snowshoeing, and making maple syrup with his family. Jasson especially enjoyed being on the water, fishing with his son Eric, or just taking the boat out with Lois and his granddaughters for a ride on Lake Superior. If he wasn’t on the water he could be found in his garage with his son, Jerry working on any project they could find. During hunting season, Jasson would be in the woods hunting or target practicing with family.

Jasson is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Lois (Branam), children, Jennifer, grandson’s Christopher and Ryan; Eric (Lacy) Williams, grandchildren, Alliyah and Eddie; Jerry (Leah) Williams, granddaughters, Lorelai and Harlow; brother, Justin (Jan) Williams, sister, Michelle Williams; in-laws, Fred and Connie Branam, Diane and Jim Mankee, Steve and Marilyn Barrett, as well as, a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, as well as, friends and neighbors.

He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Vicki and Kim, and in-law’sm Lonnie and Eileen Branam, Sandra Barrett, Susan (Robert) Zorza and Bob Branam.

Also greeting him in heaven will be his canine companions, Buddy and Dickens. Being of Swede and Finnish heritage and a Marine, Jasson handled his many health issues with toughness and grit until the very end.

A special thanks to Dr. Benson and Dr. Napier and their staff for the amazing care over the years. -To be a Marine you have to believe in yourself, your fellow Marine, your country, and your God- SEMPER FIDELIS.

Friends may call at Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral and Cremation Services on Saturday, March 19th, beginning at 10:00 am, until the time of service, at 12:00 noon. Rev. Greg Heikkala will officiate and veterans honors will be accorded. A dessert reception will be held. Condolences may be expressed online at fassbenderswansonhansen.com.