Edith H. Wills

NEGAUNEE, MI. – Edith H. Wills, 91, of 116 Birch Street, Negaunee, died at 5:08 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, Wisconsin.

Edith was born November 6, 1922 in Negaunee to Gust and Anna (Rund) Danielson, was a graduate of Negaunee High School, Class of 1940, and was a lifelong Negaunee resident. She married Richard H. Wills on August 1, 1945.

Mrs. Wills was employed as the Executive Director for the Negaunee Housing Commission for 14 years, retiring in 1989.

Edith was a life member of Mitchell United Methodist Church, Negaunee, the Order of the Eastern Star, Negaunee Chapter #100 and also the Negaunee VFW Auxiliary. She was also a former board member of Marq Tran, having served for twelve years.

Edith and Richard traveled extensively, and enjoyed visiting numerous places during their years together. She was a wonderful cook, and loved spending time with her family, especially her daughter and grandchildren.

Surviving are her loving husband of 68 years, Richard H. Wills; her daughter, Barbara Pesola of Seymour, WI; 2 grandchildren: Anna and James Pesola; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mrs. Wills was preceded in death by her parents; 2 sisters: Charlotte Autio and Ellen Danielson; and 2 brothers: Carl and Sigfred Danielson.

A memorial service will be held at 5:00 pm on Monday, December 16th at Mitchell United Methodist Church with Rev. Douglas Mater officiating. Interment will be in the Negaunee Cemetery. The family will greet relatives and friends from 3:00 pm until the time of service at 5:00 pm at the church on Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Mitchell United Methodist Church Memorial Fund in Edith’s memory.

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