Higby Mortuary
Home Staff Pre-Planning Obituaries Upcoming Funerals History Contact Us

Thomas Williams

Tom Williams, age 78, of Aurora, passed away Tuesday, July 20 2021, at his home.

Tom's wishes were to be cremated. The family will hold a Memorial Mass on Friday, July 30th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Aurora. Rev. Mark Seiker will officiate. No Visitation. Memorials may be made to the family to designate at a later date. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Thomas Alfred Williams, the son of Thomas and Garnette (Jackman) Williams was born in Ord, Nebraska on August 2, 1942 and passed away in Aurora, Nebraska on July 20, 2021 at the age of 78.

Tom grew up in Ord and graduated from Ord High School in 1960. Tom attended Kearney State College for two years.

Tom married Maxine Wadas on September 4, 1965 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Ord, NE. In 1963, Tom started his career with Imperial Casualty Insurance Company in Omaha. In 1968 the family moved to Billings, Montana where Tom went to work for Von Hess Insurance Agency and then with Corner Pockets of America. In 1989, he managed the Doc & Eddy's Restaurant & Casino. In 2003, Tom became corporate manager of CNJ until he retired in October 2019. At that time, Tom & Maxine moved to Aurora to be closer to family.

Tom was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church. He enjoyed going to their cabin in Nye, Montana. He liked fishing, playing pool, dancing (polkas & waltzes), coaching Little League baseball and Nebraska football games. Tom especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Max Mankin.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 55 years, Maxine of Aurora; three children, Jeffrey (Jennifer) Williams of Billings, Montana, Kelly (Darwin) Van Baale of Rockwall, Texas and Thomas Williams and special friend Cindy of Woodbury, Minnesota; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, James Williams of Massachusetts and Florida and sister, Kathy Mankin of Aurora and many other relatives and friends.

Share your sympathies and/or favorite memories Messages will be given to the family.