(WALL LAKE) Iowa native Andy Williams, an iconic TV star and singer, died this morning at his home in Branson, Missouri.
Williams grew up in Wall Lake, Iowa where the family home is open for tours. Chuck Brotherton, who helps maintain the home, says Williams had just expressed interest a few weeks ago in coming back to Wall Lake for a visit.
“We’ve been restoring the Northwestern Depot here and his father worked out of this Depot and it’s just down the hill from their home and so they wondered if it was finished and we told them it was and they expressed an interest in coming to see it,” explained Brotherton.
He says Williams was last back to Wall Lake in the late 90’s when the family home was restored and opened to the public.
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