Traverse City Record-Eagle


March 10, 2013

Perry Rosswell Williamson Died March 9, 2013

TRAVERSE CITY — Perry Rosswell Williamson, age 83, passed away peacefully on March 9, 2013, at Munson Medical Center. Perry was born on Feb. 21, 1930, in Ecorse, to the late Henry “Harry” and Clarice (Card) Williamson.

He married Rosemary “Mickey” Stone in 1952; she preceded him in death in 1986. Perry married Effie McQuarrie on March 7, 1996, in Florida.

Perry honorably served our country in the United States Navy during the Korean War.

After his time in the service he was a court reporter in Wayne County, salesman for C.L. Rieckhoff Company and was vice president of Tezak Construction Company.

He was active in the Grand Traverse Hockey Association for many years as well as the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization and had a lifetime membership to the Trenton-Wyandotte Lodge of the Masons. He was also a dedicated member at the Central United Methodist Church, where he attended for many years.

In his spare time Perry enjoyed gardening and fishing. He also loved spending time on Manitoulin Island in the Eagle’s Nest area and was a member of the LMAA.

Surviving Perry are his wife, Effie; children, Mark Williamson, Laura (Rob) Tubbs and David Williamson; stepchildren, Rob (Nadine) Williamson and Janet (Brian) Besley; and sister, Marjorie (Carl) Mihalyfi. Also surviving Perry are his grandchildren and step-grandchildren, Isaac Williamson, Natalie and Olivia Tubbs, Owen and Ross Parker Williamson, Kaitlyn Williamson and Taylor and Brenden Besley. Numerous cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.

Perry was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Rosemary; and brother, James Douglas Williamson.

Funeral services will take place for Perry at 11 a.m., with a visitation from 10:30 a.m., on Friday, March 15, 2013, at Central United Methodist Church. Pastor Dale Ostema will officiate. Burial will take place in the spring at Monroe Center Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to a charity of one’s choice.

Please sign Perry’s online guestbook at

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