Donald K. Williams

Donald K. Williams

January 21, 1932 – January 19, 2020


Donald Keith Williams age 87, passed peacefully at home surrounded by family on January 19th following a short illness.

Born January 21st, 1932.  Don grew up in Schuyler NE, working in a greenhouse owned and operated by his father.  That experience was formable in his career choice.  In 1958, he and his wife Jean opened Younkers Flower shop on 42nd and Center.  Several years later, they expanded to the Westroads Mall.

Don loved to watch football, gamble on the ponies and telling jokes.  He picked the long shot, wheeled it with the field and went straight to heaven.

Don always felt blessed by the many people and critters in his life.  His spirituality was an inspiration to all those that spent time with him.

Survived by his former wife, Jean Williams, daughters, Debbie Stoney (Dan) and Sherry Jensen (Chris); sons, Randy Williams (Jackie) and Richard “Rick” Williams; numerous nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Family will receive friends Friday, January 24th from 5pm to 7pm, at the West Center Chapel followed by a VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, January 25th, 10am, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church (14330 Eagle Run Dr.)  INTERMENT: Calvary Cemetery with military honors.  Memorials are suggested to your favorite charity.



  • Mary Fagerberg Posted January 24, 2020 11:24 am

    Someone so special to our family, especially our Mom and Dad can never be forgotten. Rest In Peace, Don
    The Murante Children

    • Mary oliver Posted January 24, 2020 1:57 pm

      Mary—- we were blessed to care for Don as well

  • JOHN AND AUDREY MURANTE Posted January 26, 2020 1:41 pm

    Jean and Family,
    I deeply regret not being able to get back to Omaha for Don’s services. Don was like an uncle to me and was a friend for many years, Don was very kind and extremely generous to me and he will not be forgotten. Don was also quite the practical joker. I’ve spent the last few days mentally recollecting some of his stories. Whether putting ribbons on “Himesy”, to putting Vaseline on the stock boys carts at Younkers, to spraying water on someone through the opening at the Flower Shop when they were waiting on a customer. It was all hilarious and not mean spirited but just plain fun. The best though was the interaction that he had with my Dad. My favorite is, when one was driving and the passenger would reach over and honk the horn while they were stalled in traffic. Those were some great times and we were all lucky to have him in our lives. All my sympathy to all of You that comprised his family.
    John M Murante

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