Russell J. Williams, 86 of Darlington, passed away Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison. He was born Feb. 8, 1925, in Juda, the son of Jay and Edna (Horton) Williams. Russell attended Oakley School in Juda and graduated from Brodhead High School in 1942. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 1302 Clay St. in Darlington, with Rev. Jeffrey M. Tomberlin officiating. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery in Darlington. Full obituary in the December 22, 2011 issue of the Republican Journal.