Herb Wills, 82, of Winside, died Thursday, June 16, 2016 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.
Services will be held Wednesday, June 22 at 10:30 a.m. at United Methodist Church in Winside. The Rev. Deb Copple will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. at United Methodist Church in Winside with family present.
Memorials may be directed to the United Methodist Church Building Fund and Winside Rescue.
Burial with military rites will be in Pleasant View Cemetery at Winside.
Herbert Calhoun Wills was born March 14, 1934 in Winside to Paul and Mabel (Prince) Wills. He attended country school through eighth grade and graduated from Winside High School in 1952. He volunteered for the United States Army serving during the Korean War from December of 1954 until October of 1956. He was stationed in Texas, Washington, and Germany. Herb married Arlene Bowers on Feb. 10, 1957 at the United Methodist Church in Carroll. The couple farmed near Winside for many years. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Rural Fire Department Board, and the American Legion. Farming was his life, especially running the combine. He loved his time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Arlene of Winside; sons, Keith (Cindy) Wills of Pender, Randall (Connie) Wills of Winside, and Tom (Rosena) Wills of Plainview; daughter, Deanna (Kenny) Jensen of Winside; 14 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, John (Darlene) Bowers of Wayne; sister-in-law, Sylvia Bowers of Englewood, Colo.; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandchild; one great-grandchild; sister and brother-in-law, Eva Mae (Eldon) Thies; sisters-in-law, and brothers-in-law Doris (Don) Harmer, Ken Bowers, and Donna Bowers.
Pallbearers will be Dwayne Thies, John Thies, Jeff Bowers, Mike Bowers, Steve Bowers, Scott Bowers, Jim Harmer, Brady Wills, Nathan Wills and Brandon Wills.
Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne.