Williams, Michael Lewis
July 25, 1948 – July 17, 2015
Age 66, of W.St. Paul, Minn., formerly of Canton, passed away on July 17, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Thelma Williams of East Sparta; his sister, Connie (White); and brother, Jack Jr.
He is survived by his brother, William (Theresa) of Massillon; and by his partner of 21 years, Wayne Johnson of W. St. Paul; and many nieces and nephews. Prior to retiring from the American Indian OIC in Minnesota, Michael was a professor of Art and Design, as well as Dean of Education at Lowthian College for 15 years. He also operated his own studio featuring his personal artwork and design concepts. He enjoyed traveling, reading, and helping others to reach their potential; and his students were always a priority as he helped them plan their future.
A Memorial Service was held at Acacia Park Cemetery Chapel on Aug. 15th., in St. Paul, Min. (Published in The Repository on Aug. 23, 2015)