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WILLS, Darla M. 1956-2015


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/16/2016 at 14:24:00

Darla Marie Wills, 59, of Grundy Center, Iowa passed away on Friday, December 25, 2015 at Allen Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa, from complications of kidney disease, which she battled since 1976. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at the American Lutheran Church in Grundy Center. Burial will be held privately by the family. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Darla was born on July 12, 1956 in Waterloo, Iowa to her parents Fred and Lillian (Bartosh) Dostal. She graduated from Traer High School in the Class of 1974. She then went onto graduate from University of Northern Iowa and earned her Masters Degree in Education. Darla was a special education teacher for a total of 21 years at Dysart, Traer and East High Schools. She was united in marriage to Keith Wills on May 27, 1989 at the American Lutheran Church in Grundy Center.

Darla was a member of the American Lutheran Church. She loved to travel extensively within the country and abroad. She liked live theater and enjoyed hunting for bargains especially at flea markets. She enjoyed music especially the Blues, Jazz, early Rock-n-Roll and Country and Western. Darla also enjoyed growing and keeping Hostas. Darla's true joy in life came from spending time with her family, especially her children and grandchildren.

Darla is survived by her mother Lillian Dostal; her husband Keith Wills; her children Jacob (Jackie) Towley and Sean Towley (Tracy Shapley), Austin (Caron) Wills, Sarah (Martin) Dake; her grandchildren Alexa and Joscelyn Dake, Arianna and Rowen Wills and Vader Towley; her brothers Mark (Joanne) Dostal and Kurt (Julie) Dostal; her nieces Amy O'Hara, Jessica Senser, Emily Hansen, Abby Dostal, Hilari Dostal and Anni Dostal.

She was preceded in death by her father Fred; brother Lynn Dostal and a niece Rachel Olson.

--Abels Funeral Homes (www.abelsfuneralhomes.com)


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