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Published January 03, 2013, 12:00 AM

Lucille Ann Wills

Lucille Ann Wills, 90, Leonard, North Dakota, passed away January 1, 2013, at Bethany Retirement Center, Fargo, North Dakota. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 5, 2013, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Leonard, with Rev. John Flaa officiating. Burial will be in Casselton Cemetery, Casselton, North Dakota. Visitation is scheduled for 5:00 PM at West Funeral Home, Casselton, with a prayer service beginning at 7:00 PM. Visitation continues one hour prior to the service at the church.

Lucille Roesler was born March 15, 1922, on the family farm northwest of Leonard, North Dakota, to Edward and Anna (Berndt) Roesler. She was the youngest of eight children. She attended Maple River Elementary and graduated from Lincoln High School, Casselton, North Dakota, in 1940. On June 19, 1941, she married Hamilton Wills at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Her life was spent as a homemaker and mother who stated “My children were my life.” Lucille enjoyed china painting, hardanger, needlework, such as Brazilian Embroidery, cooking and baking. Anyone who stopped by was guaranteed a cup of coffee and a baked treat. She was a 4-H leader, and a charter member of the Dakota Prairie Quilter’s Guild, and a member of the Fargo China Painter’s Guild.

Lucille Ann Wills

Lucille Ann Wills, 90, Leonard, North Dakota, passed away January 1, 2013, at Bethany Retirement Center, Fargo, North Dakota. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 5, 2013, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Leonard, with Rev. John Flaa officiating. Burial will be in Casselton Cemetery, Casselton, North Dakota. Visitation is scheduled for 5:00 PM at West Funeral Home, Casselton, with a prayer service beginning at 7:00 PM. Visitation continues one hour prior to the service at the church.

Lucille Roesler was born March 15, 1922, on the family farm northwest of Leonard, North Dakota, to Edward and Anna (Berndt) Roesler. She was the youngest of eight children. She attended Maple River Elementary and graduated from Lincoln High School, Casselton, North Dakota, in 1940. On June 19, 1941, she married Hamilton Wills at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Her life was spent as a homemaker and mother who stated “My children were my life.” Lucille enjoyed china painting, hardanger, needlework, such as Brazilian Embroidery, cooking and baking. Anyone who stopped by was guaranteed a cup of coffee and a baked treat. She was a 4-H leader, and a charter member of the Dakota Prairie Quilter’s Guild, and a member of the Fargo China Painter’s Guild.

She is survived by one son, Keith Wills, Fargo; two daughters, Jane (Rae) Kurth, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Ann (Joe) Perry, Mandan; one brother, Earl Roesler, Leonard; ten grandchildren, Nicole Wills, Fargo, Kirsten (TJ) Just, Chicago, Illinois, Heather (JB) Brown, Lakeville, Minnesota, Marie Kurth, Washington, DC, Andrew Kurth, Fargo, Bethany Kurth, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Steven H. (Shelley) Wills, Fargo, Bradley Wills and Anne Jarish, Fargo, Jodi Ann (Jake) Shirley, Moorhead, Minnesota, and Ryan Wills, Fargo; ten great-grandchildren, Brady and Taylor Wills, Bradley’s Augrey and Brenna, Nicholas, Katelin, and Colten Shirley, Coleman, Carson, and Asher Brown. She also is survived by 11 nieces and 16 nephews.

Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 45 years, Hamilton in 1986, her son Steven, in 2005, four brothers, Orville, Victor, Gordon, and Delphin; and two sisters, Grace and Lydia.

Funeral arrangements are being made by DaWise-Perry Funeral Services, Mandan, North Dakota and West Funeral Home, Casselton, North Dakota. Please sign Lucille’s guestbook and share memories at www.dawiseperry.com or westfuneralhome.com.

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