Donald Williams Obituary

Donald W. Williams
Donald W. Williams
Donald W. Williams

December 24, 1926 - June 16, 2010
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Don W. Williams, 83, died of natural causes Thursday morning at his home. He was a well- known and highly respected interior designer of fine homes and prominent businesses in Iowa as well as Arizona, Florida, Colorado, and New York City. For 35 years, he was associated with the Interior Design Studio of Younker's Store for Homes, retiring in 1990.

Mr. Williams was revered for his impeccable taste in the art of interior design. He listened keenly to his clients' needs and ideas for interiors and translated them into beautiful, functional rooms and spaces to be enjoyed and used for years.

Following his career as an interior designer, Mr. Williams spent a number of years traveling the world.

In recent years, he has devoted his principal time to serving as volunteer President of the Board of the condominium in which he resided, handling not only the business affairs of the association, but also, overseeing the architectural and landscaping needs of the building and grounds.

A graduate of East High School and Drake University, Mr. Williams was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army in the adjutant general's department. He was stationed in the Philippines.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Agnes Priebe Williams and William N. Williams as well as his stepmother/adoptive mother, Doll M. Williams. He is survived by cousins including Larry (Beverly) Coghlan of Boone, Iowa and Lynn Ann (Dick) Solheim of Denver, Colorado.

Mr. Williams served as a volunteer for the Greater Iowa Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association to which memorial contributions may be made.

Per the deceased's requests, no services will be held, and his body will be cremated.





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Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312