May 11, 1940 - May 23, 2017


Memorial Services will be 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Darlene Williams, 77 who passed away at her home on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Friends and relatives may call after 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening at the funeral home.


Darlene was born on May 11, 1940 in Sauk Rapids to Clarence and Margaret (Bartishofski) Bergstraser. She was married to Darrold Williams on June 2, 1962 in Sauk Rapids. Darlene was an entrepreneur throughout her life. She owned her own ceramics shop and invented “D’s Texture Tool” for use in her talent and trade. Darlene was kind hearted, caring and loving. She was always donating her time and talents to the community when she could and was a huge supporter of military troops and their families. Darlene also enjoyed flower gardening and painting.


Survivors include her daughter and son, Danelle (Mike) Theis of Litchfield and Danny (Jennifer) of North Pole, AK; sister, Delrose Atkinson of Sauk Rapids and twin brother, Daryl Bergstraser of Sauk Rapids; eight grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Clarence Bergstraser; mother, Margaret (Bergstraser) Hamilton; husband Darrold in 1999; brothers, Donald and Delroy Bergstraser and infant sisters, Yvonne and Delores Bergstraser.


Memorials are preferred to your Local VFW to support military troops and their families.