Darwin Lee Williams of Boone passed away on February 25, 2014, after a lengthy illness. Darwin was born in Ames to Herschel and D0lores (Primmer) Williams on September 8, 1957.

Darwin was a mechanic at the Ames shop of the Iowa DOT for over 30 years, until he was disabled in 2010. Darwin was the kind of man who would help a stranger stranded on the roadside, and it gave him great pleasure to work on the vehicles of his friends and family. Darwin loved to travel, and he and wife Sue were able to have several memorable trips around Iowa and the country before his illness.

Most of all, Darwin loved his family. He would do anything for his children and grandchildren, and some of his happiest memories were holiday family gatherings and the trips to the pumpkin patch with his grandkids.

Darwin will be greatly missed by his wife, Susan Haws-Williams of Boone, mother Dolores Williams of Huxley, brothers Brian and Dale (Pat) of Huxley, and Donnie (Amber) of Johnston, sons Tom (Anita) and John (Alicia) of Nevada, daughters Jill Petersen of Indianola and Shelley Gibbons of Zearing, 12 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, 6 step children, 8 step grandchildren, one step great-grandson, and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday, February 28 at Adams-Soderstrum Funeral Home at 502 Douglas, Ames, from 5pm to 7 pm. Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, March 1 at 10am. Interment will be in the Fjeldberg Lutheran Cemetery in Huxley. Luncheon will follow.