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Laura (Witt) Wills (1905-1973)


Posted By: jane austin (email)
Date: 2/27/2018 at 13:13:44

Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 12, in Worthington, Minn., for Laura Wills, 68, former resident of Sutherland. Mrs. Wills passed away Nov. 9th at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. Rev. Edward Scheuring was celebrant at the 10 o'clock Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Brewster, Minnesota. Burial was at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Worthington, Minn.

Mrs. Wills was born April 25, 1905, near Round Lake, Minn., in Jackson County. She was the daughter of the late August and Dorothea (Kluever) Witt. She attended public school near Round Lake, Minn.

She was united in marriage to Leonard Wills of Hartley, Iowa, on Jan. 7, 1925 at Spencer, Iowa. Mr. Wills preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 1972.

They farmed near Hartley for 17 years, then operated a grocery store in Sutherland for two years and also worked in the creamery. They moved to Spencer in 1945 where Mrs. Wills worked in a variety store, bakery and Coast to Coast Store. In 1952 they moved to Tucson, Arizona and resided at 219 West Plata Street the past 21 years She was a graduate of Dallas, Texas Nursing School and did private duty nursing in Tucson for 12 years up to 1964 when she took ill.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters and a brother. She is survived by one brother, August Witt of Worthington, Minn., and four sisters: Mrs. Joe (Helen) Krukemeyer of Brewster, Minn.; Mrs. Sig (Lillian) Tungland of Jackson, Minn.; Mrs. Clarence (Alva) Solem of Worthington, Minnesota; and Mrs. Ivan (Betty) Helms, also of Worthington, Minn.

Sutherland (Iowa) Courier, 22 Nov 1973, p1


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