Walter Wills

Saturday, March 19, 2005

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Walter A. Wills, 75, of Perryville died Friday, March 18, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

He was born May 4, 1929, in Arriba, Colo., son of Roy and Esther E. Hohlfeld Wills. He and Dorothy Steffens were married July 8, 1951.

Wills farmed 10 years with his father, worked many years at Steffens' Water Conditioning, was maintenance supervisor of Perryville Cheese Co., and distributed the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in Perry County. After retiring he maintained the grounds of Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

He and his wife spent winter months in South Texas and volunteered at the Rio Grande Spanish Bible Institute.

Survivors include his wife; five sons, Allen Wills of Cape Girardeau, Curt Wills of Perryville, David Wills of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Charles Wills of Cedar Hill, Mo., Bruce Wills of San Antonio, Texas; his mother of Perryville; three brothers, Dale, Vernon and Herman Wills, all of Perryville; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father and a child.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Immanuel Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Christopher Cole officiating. Burial will be in Immanuel Cemetery.

Young and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.